Breaking: Senate confirms Hayden, Kavanaugh

posted at 10:05 am on May 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

78-15 for Hayden as new DCIA, 57-36 for Kavanaugh as the newest judge on the D.C. Circuit. I’ll have both rolls once they’re up.

Video of Hayden setting his agenda for the CIA is here.

Update: Here’s the roll on Kavanaugh. Byrd, Carper, Landrieu, and Nelson from Nebraska voted with the GOP to confirm. Otherwise it was party line.

Update: And here’s the roll on Hayden. Voting no:

Bayh (D-IN)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Obama (D-IL)
Specter (R-PA)
Wyden (D-OR)

Quite a few presidential candidates on that list.

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So what happened to that whole NSA “wiretapping” thing that Hayden was going to be raked over the coals on?


Pablo on May 26, 2006 at 10:18 AM

There was a time at which I’d have been reasonably pleased by all of this.

But with the Senate seemingly intent on giving the country away to Mexico, and the House apparently of the opinion that they are above the law, I’ve about decided that being concerned about who the Senate confirms is an exercise in deck chair rearrangement on the Titanic anyway.

The Republicans have committed political suicide, and there is no organized altertnative available. So the Dems will take over, and in 20 years we’ll all be speaking Spanish anyway. Or banging our heads on a rug five times a day.

Or both.

Toast, I tell you. Toast!

jefferson101 on May 26, 2006 at 10:29 AM

Those efforts have been transfered to another story:
The legal responsibilities of journalists and the Valerie Plame leak!
And how it’s VITAL that leakers of National Security are prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law!
……..more cricketts!

Gault on May 26, 2006 at 10:35 AM

Good luck to General Hayden. With those treasonous swine at the CIA, he is going to need it.

Abigail Adams on May 26, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Notice that Specter is the only “Republican” on the list. He is king of the RINOs. He needs to lose his chairmanship.

dman on May 26, 2006 at 11:35 AM

First mcCain, then Graham, now Spector. What’s next?

Shmo on May 26, 2006 at 11:51 AM

I’m surprised Chaffee’s not on the list.

Mark V. on May 26, 2006 at 12:09 PM

WHAT does Specter have against Hayden? What a kook.

NTWR on May 26, 2006 at 1:11 PM

Specter just needs to quit the Republican party. He is an embarrassment to those of us that are conservative.

gary on May 26, 2006 at 5:23 PM

I’m not at all surprised with those who voted “nay”, even the “Sphincter”.

I hope Hayden can clean out the CIA’s entrenched bureaucrats from way back into the Carter administration to the Clinton holdovers.

doingwhatican on May 26, 2006 at 7:02 PM