Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hillary OKed, Vitter Dissents

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State by 16 to 1 with only Sen. David Vitter opposing the nomination.

The Louisianan is unhappy about insufficient disclosure rules for new contributors to the Clinton Global Initiative, an understandable sensitivity to possible exchanges of favors by someone who was embarrassed in 2007 by evidence that he had had financial dealings with the DC Madam as well as prostitutes back home in New Orleans.

It's good to know that someone in Washington is standing up against the possibility of undue influence by those with whom the Clintons are, um, getting into bed.

1 comment:

Tom W. said...

Sometimes it's good to be known by your opponents, eh?

Vitter's vote was a brilliant political move - for Obama & Clinton!