As Drudge and Eve Kessler both quickly noted, Michael Chertoff, the new Homeland Security chief, was a lead investigator in the forgettable Whitewater probe. She was the only Senator to vote against his judgeship in 2001.
No comment yet from Mrs. Clinton on the 10:00 a.m. nomination.
But Chuck Schumer, showing the same caution and restraint both Senators displayed in immediately lauding Bernie Kerick, put out a statement at 10:07. He called Chertoff “a strong choice.”