Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Of course Condoleeza Rice just got the big thumb's up from the Senate, but the 85-13 vote is the closest vote ever for confirming a new Secretary of State. Reuters reports:

Despite her comfortable margin, Rice drew more opposition than any secretary of state in recent history. The only other recent secretaries of state to draw significant opposition were Henry Kissinger with seven no votes in 1973 and Alexander Haig with six no votes in 1981, according to the Senate Historian.

Now that's what you call a great step forward for Affirmative Action. Getting pushed to the head of the Kissinger and Haig class--Bush and Rice certainly have the right to be proud.

Even though I doubt we'll ever see Christopher Hitchens pen The Trial of Condoleeza Rice.


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