Attorney General Holder
So that's done. Great job, Karl Rove, you really nicked Obama on that one!
Howie Klein notes that there's an Obstruction caucus forming in the Senate with the 21 No votes on Holder:
The leader, of course, is Jim DeMint (R-SC) and his followers, the serial obstructionists at the bottom of the GOP barrel are Jim Bunning (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TX), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Tom Coburn (R-OK), David Diapers Vitter (R-LA), James Risch (R-ID), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Miss McConnell (R-KY), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Richard Shelby (R-AL), John Ensign (R-NV), John Thune (R-SD), and John Barrasso (R-WY). The Associated Press naively summarized the vote like this: "A small group of Republicans said they opposed Holder. They argued he was hostile to gun control and doesn't fully support the war on terrorism."
Interestingly enough, they all come from the South and the Interior Western Plains states! How could that be?