The last time Barrack Obama saw Bill Richardson was the day he named Richardson as his Commerce secretary nominee.
A funny thing happened on the way to the cabinet meeting...
But they were together again at Obama's town hall in Rio Rancho. The president started his speech by recognizing the governor, who sat in the VIP section at the side of the podium. He called Richardson one of the finest governors in the country. No mention of scandal or the aborted nomination.
Richardson and other state leaders met with Obama immediately before the event. I was told it was all business.