Another one bites the dust: Steven Chu will resign as Energy Secretary; Updated

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Annnnd another light in the Obama Administration is going dim. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is the latest member of Obama’s cabinet to announce that he’s stepping down — as soon as a successor is chosen.

RT @politico: Energy Sec. Steven Chu has just announced he intends to resign once a successor is confirmed, @politico has learned. #breaking

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 1, 2013

What a bummer.

Drudge headline preview: “Goodbye, Mr. Solyndra—US Energy Secretary Steven Chu shows himself the door”

— Christopher Mims (@mims) February 1, 2013

Energy’s Steven Chu announced he intends to resign. Good news. He gets an F for spending taxpayer money on VC type deals. #Solyndra #Inept

— Keith Costello (@kcostellosf) February 1, 2013

He wanted gas as high as Europe MT @politico: Energy Sec. Steven Chu has just announced he intends to resign once a successor is confirmed

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) February 1, 2013

@michellemalkin Speaking of Chu’s resignation – check out this @ierenergy reel of his best moments youtu.be/VSmRUlVeflM

— Kari Scott Abitbol (@KScottCRC) February 1, 2013

Yeah, he’ll be missed.

Resignation of Energy Secretary Chu cuts in half the number of incompetents with Nobel Prizes in the Administration.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 1, 2013

Until the next guy comes along, anyway.

With Chu stepping down, reminder: short-list of potential replacements stacked with subsidy winners bit.ly/TgwUaW

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 1, 2013

Obama to next energy secretary: “I Chu Chu Chuuuuse you” 24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li3xt3I…

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) February 1, 2013

Sigh.

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Update:

Secretary Chu highlights progress on clean energy; announces decision not to serve a 2nd term. Read his letter: energy.gov/articles/lette…

—Energy Department (@ENERGY) February 1, 2013

Make sure you have a hanky handy.

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Related:

Whoops! Energy Department tweets pancreatic cancer link instead of Chu’s resignation letter

Report: Geithner resigning as Treasury Sec. by end of January

She’s out: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis reportedly resigns; White House confirms

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