Thursday, May 12, 2005

Bolton BORKED?

Looks like Voinovich has just scuttled the Bolton nomination. I think this bugger just started a new six-year term as well.

Voinovich just announced he hopes Bolton will leave the Senate Foreign Relations Committee without a recommendation. But he adds that Bolton deserves an up or down vote on the Senate floor and an opportunity to answer questions about his ability to perform as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

My guess here is that Voinovich's perfidy will give cover to wets like Murkowski and the wavering Chafee to vote no. I don't know that Frist has the cojones to take this to floor if the vote goes 9-9, if Lugar permits a vote my guess it will go down either 10-8 or 11-7.

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