Bolton, Not Runnin’

Finally, the Republican Party showed that they have one of those long things in the middle of their backs, you know… that knobby thing.

Indeed the presence of spine was confirmed by standing up to the media blitz and the Democrat spin cycle – and voting out of committee the nomination of John Bolton for Ambassador to the United Nations.

Who knows? Maybe they will have the courage to move forward on the Nuclear Option to stop judicial nominees from being filibustered.

Best news of all: the strong message to the Congress (and, frankly, the world) that President Bush and his administration will stand behind its nominees and not back down at the first sign of resistance. Bravo!

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One thought on “Bolton, Not Runnin’

  1. Considering that Voinovich condemned Bolton harshly but wouldn’t vote against him I think that indicates a lack of a spine, not it’s presence. A pity, but hardly unexpected.

    “Who knows? Maybe they will have the courage to move forward on the Nuclear Option to stop judicial nominees from being filibustered.”

    Possibly. That kind of mistake will help further split the already fracturing support they have, so in a way it’d be good. Just like the War on Schioavo it’d pit the paleo-cons against the theo-cons. It’s about time those two realize they have nothing in common.

    “Best news of all: the strong message to the Congress (and, frankly, the world) that President Bush and his administration will stand behind its nominees and not back down at the first sign of resistance. Bravo!”

    I’d say the news is more that despite his claims of political capital Bush has trouble even getting his nominations through a congress dopminated by his own party. The weakness of his administration is pretty glaring.

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