Sen. Warner fits right in

I have contacted Senators Webb and Warner three times already in the 111th Congress.  I urged them to do the right thing and oppose the nominations of Clinton and Salazar (per Article 1, Section VI, Para 2), and to oppose Holder on the grounds that he doesn’t understand civil liberties.

Warner hit the Democratic ground running, and showed why he’s a politician (emphasis and comments, of course, are mine):

Thank you for contacting me regarding President Obama’s nominees to serve in the executive branch.  I appreciate your thoughts on this matter.

Article II, Section 2 of the United States Consititution [duh, yeah, I obviously read the Constitution, since I quoted the article which disqualifies Clinton and Salazar] provides that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint…Officers of the United States….”  As a former Chief Executive [politician speak — Regard me highly for I am he], I respect the constitutional authority and prerogative of the President, regardless of party, to select nominees for the executive branch who he believes will best serve the interest [so why select Holder?] of the American people.  I, also, take very seriously the Senate’s constitutional duty to render advice and consent on these nominations [if so, you would realize your duty to advise this is unconstitutional, despite the parliamentary games and the fact it’s been done before].

Again, thank you for writing.  I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind when these nominations reach the full Senate for consideration [He expects me to believe this?].

Three paragraphs to say nothing but “shut up and color”.

He’s the junior Senator.  He has to play “Mother, May I?” to some degree.  I had higher hopes.

At least he responded.  That’s more than Webb usually does.

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