It’d great to get into the fact that on Wednesday the United States Senate approved the nomination of television producer Colleen Bradley Bell as US ambassador to Hungary, but Senator John McCain stole the show. The appointment was approved in a vote of 52 to 42, with Democrats voting for and Republicans against the nominee. Here’s what the Republican senator and former US presidential candidate had to say about the appointment of Colleen Bradley Bell: “We’re about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest. Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful”, contributed 800,000 [dollars] to Obama in the last election and bundled more than USD 2.1 million for President Obama’s re-election effort. I am not against political appointees … I understand how the game is played, but here we are, a nation that is on the verge of ceding its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator, getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we’re going to send the producer of “The Bold and The Beautiful” as our ambassador. I urge my colleagues to put a stop to this foolishness. I urge a no vote.” (In response Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said the nation’s diplomatic corps will request an explanation from John McCain regarding his statements. Kovács also noted that based on the transcription, the Senator was clearly not referring to the Hungarian Prime Minister when he talked about a neo-fascist dictator, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned US Embassy chargé d’affaires André Goodfriend to explain the statement).