So, this happened today:
The Senate confirmed a producer of the soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful” today to serve as ambassador to Hungary, and Sen. John McCain is not happy about it.
Prior to the vote, McCain, R-Ariz., went on a tirade about how Colleen Bradley Bell, a soap opera producer and bundler for President Obama’s campaigns, is “unqualified” to represent the United States as an ambassador to Hungary.
“We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera ‘The Bold and The Beautiful,’ contributed 800,000 [dollars] to Obama in the last election and bundled more than $2.1 million for President Obama's re-election effort.”
“I am not against political appointees…I understand how the game is played, but here we are, a nation [Hungary] that is on the verge of ceding its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're going to send the producer of ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ as the ambassador,” McCain continued. “I urge my colleagues to put a stop to this foolishness. I urge a no vote.”
Regardless of McCain’s urging, the Senate confirmed Bell to the ambassador post with a vote of 52-42.You would think that John McCain would find a way to refrain from lecturing his colleagues, such as they are, about anything regarding the choice of a person to fill a VERY IMPORTANT JOB.
You would think that someone who works for the Senator would stand next to him and tap their foot three times and say, "let's not go there."
You would think that a guy would clam up.
You would think that a person who possesses some degree of self-awareness would go use the commode.
You would think that a man with responsibilities would quietly vote "no" and then duck out through a door on the side of the room and fast-walk himself back to his office and pull down the shades and hum quietly to himself.
John McCain is now a living parody of a United States Senator.