Au revoir to all that! The days of rage are upon us.
A long season of rage, recriminations and name-calling lies ahead before the president finally gets the cabinet he wants. The Senate is charged by the Constitution – quaint document, that – to closely examine his nominees, to ask them sharp and even unpleasant questions, and then to decide whether they’re fit to be in the cabinet. The president proposes and the Senate disposes. It’s called “advise and consent,” not “shut up and cheer.”