With an overwhelming vote of confidence, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Michael Hayden’s slot as our head spook. From M&C:
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) — As expected, U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden won confirmation Friday to be the next director of the CIA.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Hayden by an overwhelming vote of 78 to 15. More than twice as many Democrats in the Senate voted for the confirmation than voted against it.
The vote was another victory for the White House in what has been a rebound on security issues on Capitol Hill over the past two weeks. President George W. Bush`s proposals on border security, while widely criticized, have also been welcomed by many experts as a balanced and overdue response to dealing with the issue.
Just in case anyone has forgotten Hayden’s view of the Bill of Rights, its time to recirculate this video: