We seem in a moment of gushing over everybody. All are gushing over barack Obama, the man of hope. Terrific.
But yesterday, the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, gushed all over hillary Clinton, and that was unnecessary and sad….
By Dana Milbank
The Washington Post
At Hillary Clinton‘s confirmation hearing yesterday, senators came up with a new interpretation of the Constitution’s “advice and consent” clause. This one could be called the “admire and congratulate” clause.
“She’s an excellent choice,” asserted Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.).
“There couldn’t be a better person to represent our nation,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) amended.
The line of spectators trying to get into the hearing room snaked the length of the Hart Senate Office Building — more than even a nominee to the Supreme Court can expect — and yet there was no suspense inside. Clinton’s confirmation was a sure thing, and the senators were so deferential to their colleague that they didn’t bother to swear her in, the way they did when her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, came for her confirmation.