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Senate Confirms Rice As Secretary of State

AP [1] s reporting Doctor Rice was confirmed by the Senate, 85-13.

And for once, John McCain gets it right:

“On the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), R-Ariz., suggested Democrats are sore losers. Rice had enough votes to win confirmation, as even her Democratic critics acknowledge, McCain said.

“So I wonder why we are starting this new Congress with a protracted debate about a foregone conclusion,” McCain said. Since Rice is qualified for the job, he said, “I can only conclude that we are doing this for no other reason than because of lingering bitterness over the outcome of the election.”

Update: The HedgeHog report passes along the list of those who voted against Doctor Rice:

John Kerry
Robert KKK Byrd
Barbara Boxer
Mark Dayton
Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords
Ted Kennedy
Tom Harkin
Jack Reed
Dick Durbin
Evan Bayh
Frank Lautenberg
Carl Levin
Daniel Akaka

Flash to the Democrats: Isn’t it time to show these people the other side of the door?