Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, President Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday by a voice vote

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had moved up her confirmation hearings because of the imminent threat of H1N1 influenza, and she sailed through both the heaings and action on the Senate floor with bipartisan accolades

There are few things that would be better for the country than for those bipartisan accolades to continue to be earned by her during her entire tenure in this incredibly challenging job.  We wish her luck.