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May 13, 2005

With Victories Like This, Who Needs Defeat?

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday did not recommend approval of John Bolton's nomination to be the US Ambassador to the UN. Instead, in a bit of mealy-mouthed morality, a single Republican Senator - George V. Voinovich from Ohio - voted no on recommending the nomination and yes on sending the nomination to the full Senate. Why the flip flopping? Well, he's still a Republican and unable to stand up to the pressure of the entire Republican machine. It was a compromise worked out during those weeks of fact finding the committee just did.

More info:
"Divided Panel Passes Bolton to Full Senate: Committee withholds its recommendation after a Republican member rebukes Bush's choice for U.N. envoy. But confirmation is likely." By Sonni Efron and Mary Curtius with contributions from Janet Hook and Richard Simon in today's Los Angeles Times. (It is also on the front page of today's Chicago Tribune, courtesy of media conglomeration synergy.)

Posted by cj at May 13, 2005 9:52 AM

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Republicans simply obey their party

Democrats are concern with the people

Posted by: Anonymous at May 16, 2005 9:42 AM

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