Mr. Locke is an American that stemmed from Chinese ancestry. He is married to a former news anchor, whose father was the stepson, of the eldest of all sons, of the former "founding father of Republican China." Mr. Gary Locke has had a diverse political career ranging from governor, to chairman of house appropriations, secretary of commerce, and possibly next, an ambassador for China.
Mr. Bryson has an impressive background as a director/trustee for several major corporations and funds. While serving as president of a California energy corp., John E. Bryson succeeded in an agreement he led to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20% by 2010. He is recognized as a leader in creating clean energy.
Mr. Obama sees a man who can create jobs out of clean air. He recognizes Bryson, as a way not only to clean up the atmosphere, but also to line the U.S. treasury pockets with some green. Uncle Sam gets his a whole lot easier when more folks are employed. Did Obama pick the right man for the job? If you look at Bryson's track record, you would likely agree.
If you are a republican in the senate, you may block this nomination on the basis that it came from Obama. The stand-off began in March, when the Republican Senate threatened to block any nominee selected by the president for the position of Secretary of Commerce. At least, they are without bias. They demanded three trade agreements, which are said to be ready, but we all know how Mr. Obama likes to hold onto his documentation. They'll get them, when they get them.