The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Boxer leads another charge

Wow. According to the WaPo article linked to above:

"On Monday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told her senior staff she was disappointed about the stream of allegations and said she did not want any information coming out of the department that could adversely affect the nomination, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity."

Note the plural there-- 'officials.' Not just one. That doesn't make it true, but if it is, it's illegal.

Senator Boxer brought this fact to Rice's attention today.


I am sure you are aware that Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution states that the President is to appoint Ambassadors "by and with the Advice and Consent of the senate." As such, the Senate is fully vested with the authority to investigate executive nominations to ensure that they are qualified in tenns of experience, temperament, and conduct."

Way to go, Senator.