Friday, May 27, 2005

Bolton's back

Let's give a little wave to the Dems for showing enough discipline in the ranks to delay an up-or-down vote on the nomination of the dreadful John Bolton to the post of U.N. Ambassador. Your blogstress asks for only un petit signe, since the Dems are holding out for some info on Bully-Boy that the Administration refuses to cough up [material on Bolton's requests for info on State Dept. employees gleaned through wiretaps by the National Security Agency (NSA)]. After the Administration gives the Dems the goods, says Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, they'll allow the vote to take place. How come? The guy's a nightmare. Why not keep him out by any legal means necessary?

Liberal Oasis offers a thoughful break-down on why this maneuver is nothing over which to dance the Snoopy dance.

On his Washington Note blog, Steve Clemons fills in an interesting bit of the backstory. It seems that, as ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) has seen the material that Biden seeks, but under the rules of his committee, he can't talk about it.

Curiouser and curiouser...

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