Andrew von Eschenbach was nominated today by President Bush to head the Food and Drug Administration. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have vowed to block his confirmation until the FDA decides one way or the other on the over-the-counter status of the Plan B emergency contraceptive. Last year, the two removed their objections and allowed Lester Crawford to be confirmed after the Bush administration promised that a decision would be made. Instead, the administration lied and Crawford further delayed the decision.
By the way, if the FDA decides against allowing Plan B to be sold over the counter, Eschenbach's confirmation should go down in flames.