A lot of us would have preferred that, but not surprisingly, Loretta Lynch was confirmed as U.S. attorney general by a 56–43 vote this afternoon.

Joining Democrats to confirm Lynch were 10 Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham.

For his part, Graham was in a tweeting mood after the confirmation, seemingly anxious to explain his vote to confirm Lynch by emphasizing the “bright side.” For one, Lynch isn’t Eric Holder. Very similar, perhaps, but not the same.

Well, that explanation didn’t fly with conservatives. How about this one?

Noted: Lindsey Graham is hoping for a Republican president. That’s something.