On whose side is John McCain anyway?not even willing to support a filibuster to prevent the incompetent, somnolent Hagel's nomination from coming to a vote.
"I do not support a filibuster," the Arizona Republican told reporters at the Capitol. "I don't think it's appropriate and I would oppose such a move."
McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, did not say whether he would vote to confirm Hagel.
...The Democrats at least have the excuse that they are putting party (and political future) ahead of country. But what's McCain's excuse?
But even before McCain spoke, a source close to the administration of President Barack Obama said the White House believed it would have the votes to get Hagel confirmed.
Administration insiders say their "head count" shows that all 53 Democrats in the Senate, as well as two independents and a handful of moderate Republicans, are likely to vote to confirm Hagel.
More here (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).