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Saturday, November 11, 2006

So much for checks and balances

Reuters' Claudia Parsons, likely speaking for most of the so-called liberal media, doesn't believe that Senate confirmation means anything, even from an opposition controlled Senate:
Rumsfeld will be replaced by former CIA director Robert Gates, a member of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group assessing alternative strategies for Iraq.
This in a news story, not an op-ed or even "analysis" piece. No "pending Senate confirmation." Nothing.

Knowing the Democrats, Parsons is probably right, but it would be nice to see her remind the public, and the Senate, that confirmation is required. Which in this case should not be forthcoming.