The New York Post is reporting that:

But after members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Rice by a 16-2 vote yesterday and the full Senate prepared for a vote today, some vehemently anti-Bush Democrats suddenly served notice they wanted more time.

Republican sources identified the key holdouts as 87-year-old Robert Byrd of West Virginia, along with Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, both of Massachusetts.

Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan member, has been one of the most vocal critics of Bush. Rice would be the first black woman to serve as secretary of state.

And yet, the Democrats cannot for the life of them understand why blacks are going Republican.

Explain to me how this isn’t the racism they would accuse Republicans of in the same situation. Or perhaps they’re simply being partisan pigs.

Or, more likely, both.