Just got this from the NCSE newsletter:
The Texas Senate voted not to confirm Don McLeroy in his post as chair
of the Texas state board of education on May 28, 2009. Although the
vote to confirm him was 19-11, a two-thirds approval was required. The
San Antonio Express-News (May 28, 2009) explained, "The Senate seldom
rejects gubernatorial appointments. The Senate's blocking of McLeroy
will force Gov. Rick Perry to appoint a new board leader. McLeroy will
keep his spot as a board member."
A great way to start the weekend.