The U.S. Senate today took time out to officially weigh in on MoveOn's controversial Petraeus-"Betray Us" ad. Actually, they weighed in on it semi-officially since the body voted on a "sense of the Senate" resolution and the group was not even mentioned. Still, there's no doubt MoveOn was the reason it was voted on.
The resolution sought to "strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces." It passed by a vote of 72 to 25 and will do nothing to prevent Republicans from continuing to make hay of the issue.
Voting against the resolution were Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd. Brack Obama did not vote on the resolution, but did vote in favor of an alternative resolution earlier in the day. Not missing a chance to pounce on the GOP's favorite target, Mitt Romney's campaign was quick with a statement singling out Clinton for her vote.
"Hillary Clinton had a choice," the statement reads. "She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party. She chose the latter. The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our armed forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief."
And the beat goes on …