Interesting commentary on AC 360. FZ was one of the discussants.
The prevailing opinions were
-this is a rebuke of the policies of GWB and promoting BOs strategy (and actions) of international cooperation
-there is a different opinion of us abroad than here, that opinion has increased since January
-kudos to McCain saying this was a great day for the US
-the polarization of this country is bordering on the absurd
btw, even though the nominations were made by Feb 1, the actual voting was done last week