Surely Lugar knows that time is not on Bolton's side as the obstructionist Democrats will use that time to find more 'witnesses' who will find Bolton's moustache threatening. And plenty of time for the uneasy Chafee to wilt. Either that or Lugar feels Bolton isn't worth fighting for?
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This weak behavior will only encourage the Democrats to further bad behavior - beating Bolton will only give them more encourage to obstruct on the judicial nominees. The Democrats are acting like spoilt children - they don't have control but if they make enough noise they can spoil the party. As any parent can tell you, pandering to spoilt children accomplishes nothing but erode authority while exacerbating the behavior.