Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Gates confirmation to move ahead, despite Senate uncertainty
from Alexander Mooney-->
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will proceed "quickly" with the nomination of Bob Gates for defense secretary and will not wait for new leadership to take the reins if Democrats win the Senate, the panel's top Republican and Democrat both said Wednesday.
Sen. John Warner, R-Va., the current chairman of the committee, said the pressing duties of a defense chief necessitate moving ahead with Gates' confirmation, despite the possibility that power might change hands.
"We're at war," Warner said. "The decision-making of that department must be in the hands of an individual who has the confirmation behind him."
However, Warner said the usual confirmation process would be followed andno corners would be cut to move it along more quickly. (CNN Political Ticker, Wed7PM)
So, they will rush this through, but NOT cut corners! Ha! Come on, Republicans, why stop NOW??? You've only got TWO more months to cut corners.... you are addicted to it, you will need as many corners cut as you can grab, as they will have to lst you a Loooong loong time!