Rice confirmed as Secretary of State

As expected, Dr. Rice has been confirmed.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 - Condoleezza Rice was easily confirmed as secretary of state today, overcoming charges from some Democrats that she had been a disingenuous architect of a failed administration policy in Iraq.

The Senate voted, 85 to 13, to confirm Ms. Rice, who will succeed Colin L. Powell and will be the first black woman to serve as the United States’ top diplomat. Ms. Rice is to be sworn in tonight in a private session at the State Department and sworn in again at a public ceremony on Thursday.

I didn’t talk about the hearings last week because it was nothing but Boxer and Kerry crying like little children. I was so disgusted by them that it lead to me being pretty much speechless.

Now that Dr. Rice has been confirmed, it is expected she will be sworn in tonight and make her way to the State Department tomorrow.

On a side note that I won’t go too deep into, the article was mostly negative with only a few positive points to Dr. Rice’s favor.

2 Responses to “Rice confirmed as Secretary of State”

  1. Bob Says:

    Dr. Rice’s confirmation was a given, and everybody knew it.

    This was a token Democratic fight. They had to show some teeth here. But they’re saving it for the Supreme Court nominees. That’s where the fights will be. That will be where it gets nasty.

    And I, for one, am NOT looking foward to it. Its going to be ugly.

  2. Marcus Says:

    Nor am I. I’m not sure how long it will be before we see this but it can’t be much longer. I think we will have at least one nominee up by the end of the summer.

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