This is the big lie. The press will never ask them to explain anything - particularly HER.
I can hear Russert now. "Sen. Clinton, we know that you cast this vote due to deep personal conviction, and only after much prolonged soul-searching. Would you share with us your principled reasoning, and why those other guys are wrong"?
Hillary (modest chuckle - shrugging shoulders, careful not to dislodge the pretty pink shawl or carefully tied cardigan, looking bewildered): "Timmmmm, I have had so many letters from ordinary citizens who feel so out of touch with the political system in this country, that I feel very strongly about not putting another level of bueaurocracy between them and me...I mean, between them and Chuck...I mean, between them and voting...for a Dem."