Betsy DeVos Confirmed!
Most of you know by now that Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education was confirmed yesterday by a very close vote in the U.S. Senate with Vice- President Pence bringing the tie braking vote to 51-50. Reason magazine looks at the situation. I'm pleased as punch as should be anyone who believes in school choice, although it's questionable just how much Ms. DeVos can really do towards that end.
I'm elated, but the deplorables over at Daily Kos and other left wing venues are pissed. Good for them. Kinda hard to understand why, except they put more effort into fighting DeVos than they have for Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, who really can do some bad things. Also, as this other Reason magazine article points out, it's hard to understand all the angst over a federal department we never felt a need for until the latter years of the Carter Administration.
I'll be enjoying the thought of deplorables being pissed over this, while I'm elated over the nomination of the new Secretary of Education.