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  •  "I don't want to deal with the bullshit." (3+ / 0-)
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    Sister Havana, LSophia, Matt Z

    I'd be amazed if that wasn't her main reason. Even a newly elected Obama and Hillary had to deal with obstructionist Republican bullshit with her nomination. Remember how John Cornyn blocked her senate confirmation... on inauguration day, no less.

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s smooth ride to confirmation as secretary of state hit a small bump on Tuesday as one of her Republican colleagues blocked a vote on Mrs. Clinton’s nomination, citing ethical questions arising from donors to her husband’s charitable foundation.

    Senator John Cornyn of Texas objected to including Mrs. Clinton’s name in a unanimous consent vote for several Cabinet nominees, scheduled for hours after the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, plans to hold a roll-call vote on Mrs. Clinton’s nomination on Wednesday, which she is expected to win easily.

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