Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hillary Clinton "In like Flynn" for Secretary of State

There were two far right hold outs, David "I love prostitutes" Vitter and Jim "Send All Immigrants Home" DeMint.

Jim DeMint, I am not surprised but David Vitter is trying to burnish his hardcore conservative credentials because he will probably be in a hard fight in Louisiana for his seat in 2010. And I mean a primary fight.

The Senate confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Barack Obama moved to make his imprint on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a fresh team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders. The Senate voted 94-2, with Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina opposing.

Republicans and Democrats alike said her swift confirmation was necessary so that Obama could begin tackling the major foreign policy issues at hand, including two wars, increased violence in the Middle East and the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.


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