Robert Byrd

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The NYT is reporting that Washington > Democrats Delay Final Approval of Rice for State Dept.” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/20/politics/20diplo.html”>Robert Byrd plans to delay the vote on Rice’s confirmation.

Underscoring the Democrats’ dissatisfaction, Senator Robert C. Byrd, an outspoken critic of the decision to go to war, announced late in the day that he would not allow the Senate to approve Ms. Rice without a few days of consideration of her lengthy testimony, and at least a token debate on the floor. His refusal to join in the unanimous consent of all senators for a quick vote effectively torpedoed the administration’s hopes to have her nomination approved Thursday.

“Senator Byrd and others believe that the Senate’s advise-and-consent constitutional responsibilities are not a rubber stamp,” Mr. Byrd’s spokesman said.

Byrd is pictured to the left.

2 Comments

  1. mexigogue says:

    Pointy-headed intellectuals!

    Have you ever seen the movie “The Last Dragon”? The theme song is pretty cool. Now I’m imagining them singing “You are the grand dragon!”

  2. A David Million says:

    For a man who has plastered his name on every brick in West Virginia, he sure is shy about face shots.