The ‘Ayes’ and ‘Nos’ on Sunstein
If you missed it, the roll call vote on Cass Sunstein’s nomination to run the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is up here. All but six Republicans voted no, and all but five members of the Democratic caucus voted aye. The big surprise on that front: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a self-professed socialist who is in no political danger whatsoever in a state that gave Barack Obama a 2-1 victory over John McCain. So if Sunstein is ever nominated for another job, expect to hear that he was “too extreme for even a socialist to support.”
The Republican with the most to lose from his “aye” vote? Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), who is reeling from several primary challenges in his deep red state.