Sunday, November 18th, 2012
So I wonder why we are starting this new Congress with a protracted debate about a foregone conclusion… . I can only conclude we are doing this for no other reason than lingering bitterness at the outcome of the elections… . We all have varying policy views, but the President, in my view, has a clear right to put in place the team he believed would serve him best.
— Senator John McCain, in 2005, defending George W. Bush’s nomination of Condoleeza Rice for Secretary of State despite Rice’s repeated, false assertions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.