Good for Rubio, Bad for America
Sharply updated: Saturday, October 31st
"The reasons for that have nothing to do with the qualifications of the nominee, Roberta Jacobson, a veteran State Department official who runs the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
"Ms. Jacobson played a leading role in re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. This has greatly annoyed two influential Cuban-American senators, Marco Rubio of Florida and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who want to keep America's policy toward Cuba stuck in a Cold War mentality. And under the Senate's opaque confirmation process, all it takes to sink the nomination of a qualified public servant is one or two people with a grievance."