It's official. The Senate voted today 94 to 3 to confirm John Kerry as Secretary of State.
Make a new
"Sharia law is an enormous problem."
-- Then-U.S. Sen. candidate Ted Cruz (July 6, 2012)
... manages to make his predecessor, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, look like the second coming of Bella Abzug. Texas voters foisted a true right-wing crackpot on the U.S. Senate.
Personally, I don't consider Brown to be a nice guy, nor can I take him seriously as an adult, and I sincerely hope that Massachusetts voters ensure that his one-third of a term as U.S. senator remains the flukish highlight of his political career.
It wasn't just the reacist dog whistles...he ran a very negative campaign in all senses last year, and burned bridges in the process.
Unless of course they had their own selfish reasons to see him change jobs.
But still, that does leave every GOP Senator who voted for him open to a far right swiftboating when primary season comes around again.
Could be, for them, a combination of "be careful what you wish for" and "may you live in interesting times".