We try to keep this a fairly SFW blog or I’d tell you exactly what I think of those sniveling, cowardly, imbecilic, bitter old men. Via.
Sen. Roy Blunt signaled Wednesday that there may be enough votes in the Senate to delay debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon.
Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated “it’s too quick to end the debate on this nomination.”
The GOP, which controls 45 votes in the Senate, would need 41 votes to block former Sen. Hagel from hitting the 60-vote threshold that some Republicans have threatened.
Well, she looks crunchy granola so that’s a good thing.
(CNN) - Sally Jewell, the CEO of outdoor gear company REI, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Ken Salazar as secretary of the interior, a senior administration official tells CNN.
Salazar announced in mid-January that he was stepping down from his post. He did not intend to serve another term in Obama’s Cabinet, he said.
The senior administration official said Jewell is “uniquely qualified” for the new post because of her management in the private sector and understanding of energy and conservation issues.
Shorter McCain- “Blood, MORE BLOOD!!!!” Via.
Shuffling the cabinet continues.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the 68th secretary of state, by a unanimous voice vote. The full Senate will vote on Kerry’s nomination later today.
The unanimous vote is not much of a surprise; Kerry sailed through his four-hour confirmation hearing.
The last Republican in the cabinet calls it quits-
It’s official — Ray LaHood has finally acknowledged what transportation-watchers have known for some time: He’s leaving the administration.
In a letter to DOT employees sent this morning, LaHood said he would stay on until President Barack Obama names a successor, putting an end to the cat-and-mouse game he’s played with the media for months.
“I’ve told President Obama, and I’ve told many of you, that this is the best job I’ve ever had,” LaHood wrote.
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