Clinton in the Senate Clubhouse
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.
"In Senator Clinton, President-elect Obama has boldly chosen the epitome of a big-leaguer," gushed Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee.
"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.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sounded as if she were writing for Hallmark as she told Clinton: "I truly appreciate all that you are poised to do and what you have done in the past."
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