What bothers me more about this, besides the obstructionists themselves, is President Obama's silence. What bothers me most, is Senate Democrats sticking their heads int he sand and kowtowing in fear to their colleagues.
Conservatives in Congress and in the media are attempting to block or delay a growing number of critical nominees for what amount to ideological witch hunts and self-interested horse-trading. As the President attempts to deal with the significant legal and logistical questions surrounding two wars, closing Guantanamo Bay, and caring for our nation’s veterans, the people Obama has picked to assist him with such issues are being forced to wait in the wings.
In the last week alone, at least four separate nominees who thought they were on track to be approved will have to wait at least a few more weeks:read more | digg story