Only three Republican senators managed to muster up the guts to vote against John Kerry’s nomination: Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. That was it. Should have been significantly more, despite the fact that the parties seem to be fusing into a solid whole. Still, only three?
There was never a moment’s doubt that Kerry would be confirmed. But how would it have hurt some of the other senators from strongly Republican states to have voted against him? If you’re going to prostitute yourself, why sell yourself for a penny?
This is taking collegiality a little far.