No Bolton Filibuster

Monday, July 31, 2006
New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer says there will be no filibuster against UN Ambassador John Bolton.

8 comments:

David Thomson said...

John Bolton is too popular---especially among a large segment of the Jewish-American population. It's as simple as that. There's no reason to over complicate the matter. I would bet a few dollars that Bolton polls over 60% with the general public.

Rick Ballard said...

DT,

You're right about it being uncomplicated. This is an instance of the administration showing a better sense of political timing than they have done for some time.

As the UNSC begins the process of choosing a new Chief Thief to head the looting it is nice to know that Bolton will have to sign off on the selection. Hopefully someone will be picked who limits himself to stealing what he can carry in both hands.

David Thomson said...

“This is an instance of the administration showing a better sense of political timing than they have done for some time.”

This is also an instance where many American Jews are realizing that the GOP is a more reliable ally concerning Israel than the Democratic Party. I strongly suspect that at least 33% of all Democrats consider the Israelis as victimizers of the Palestinians and other Arabs in the Middle East. The old Pat Buchanan wing of the Republican party numbers no more than estimated 5% of its total membership.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

at least 33% of all Democrats consider the Israelis as victimizers of the Palestinians and other Arabs in the Middle East.

Unfortunately, that number may be as high as 50% among American Jews, so the Democratic party doesn't really lose with its anti-Israeli stance.

Barry Dauphin said...

Also, Bolton has been in the job for a while, and the earth hasn't exploded. He has presented, even to many of his critics, as forceful and reasonable in pursuit of US policy. Bolton seems to have shown to some what a bunch of losers there are at the UN. The ones who don't support Bolton now are unpersuadable, so why worry about it.

Fresh Air said...

What happened to Voinovich's children? Wasn't Bolton out to ruin their lives or something? I seem to recall a substantial supply of onions had been stashed near the podium during first Senate hearings on Bolton.

terrye said...

I like Bolton. I know that he is a popular guy here in the midwest where the UN is generally thought of as a den of thieves.

CF said...

But Dodd romised a "bruising fight". Is Bianca Jagger no longer the chief international adviser for the Dem party?