Monday, January 26, 2009

Voinovich votes to confirm Geithner

Timothy Geithner was confirmed today as Secretary of the Treasury. Sen. George Voinovich voted in favor of his confirmation. Sen. Sherrod Brown did not vote.

Complete results of the 60-34 roll call vote are available here. There were 10 Republicans who voted in favor of the confirmation, while 3 Democrats and 1 Independent voted to oppose the selection. Four senators did not vote.

6 comments:

mud_rake said...
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Hooda Thunkit said...

Once a RHINO. . .

2Bn11FA said...

My goodness can't Sen. Voinovich retire NOW????? and what is this crap of Brown not voting? Hello? Senator Brown, we pay you to BE THERE TO VOTE even if we are opposed to the way you vote....Ohio is not represented very well by these two nincompoops!

How do you confirm a man to run the IRS who WILLFULLY chose to NOT pay his taxes? and he set up the orignal TARP program that is not working...man you would think Obama was getting advice from Carty!

Maggie Thurber said...
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Maggie Thurber said...

Okay - let's try this again without typos...

mud_rake - your comment was deleted because it did not follow the rules of the blog which are listed directly above where you post your comment.

Your comments need to relate to the topic of the post, and yours did not.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

I would like to say that the confirmation process meant something, but in this case the deck was stacked before the process began. Mr Geithner was the only man qualified to take control of the economy (or so it was said). The confirmation was only to allow him the proper mea culpas for past misdeeds.

I would fault Sen Voinovich for not voting the will of his constituents or his conscience, but he seldom listens to the voters and I am not sure he has a conscience.

As for Sen Brown, cowardice must take a differenct form, since unlike the Illinois Senate, voting present is not allowed.

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