The Senate voted 95-2 Wednesday to approve Robert Gates as President Bush's choice to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary.Whether Gates is the best person for the job is a different issue. But look at what Rick did AFTER the vote:
The vote came a day after the nomination sailed through the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Gates, a former CIA director, will be sworn in December 18.
Two Republican senators -- Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Jim Bunning of Kentucky -- cast the only no votes.
After Gates was confirmed, Santorum -- who lost his seat in the November election amid a wave of unhappiness about the Iraq war -- took to the Senate floor.Why am I picturing a little kid stomping on the ground when he didn't get what he wanted for his birthday?
He delivered a nearly hourlong speech, warning of the dangers of not confronting "Islamic fascism" and its budding alliances with anti-American countries such as Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba.
"We are sleepwalking through the storm," Santorum said. "How do those who deny this evil propose to save us from these people? By negotiating through the U.N. or directly with Iran? By firing Don Rumsfeld, (and) now getting rid of John Bolton? That's going to solve the problem?"
He said he felt Gates is not "up to the task."
That's right - because that's how Rick is acting.
One more month. Just about one more month of this, right?
UPDATE: Wonkette chimes in.