Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, June 20, 2005

Nuts! Bolton Blocked

John Bolton, in whose person the Senate and White House are engaged in a proxy war, was blocked as Bill Frist failed to muster enough votes to close debate. Good for the Senate Democrats. They finally managed to grow some spine on this one. Like I've said before, "obstructionist" charges won't stick because no one except us pol junkies even know who John Bolton is.

The Dems shouldn't give one inch. They have virtually nothing to lose. They get no bad press for being obstinate, and what's more, Bush is going to be an ass and bypass the Senate while they're on recess anyway, so any kind of compromise is totally out the window. What's more, any recess appointment could certainly create some backlash for its impropriety. By holding firm the Senate Dems re-establish the filibuster as a regular tactic, force Bush to roll the dice on a recess appointment, and once again humiliate Bill Frist and the GOP.

And about that Frist. Wow. To steal a line from Lloyd Christmas, "Mr. Frist, you are one pathetic loser."

This blog is based on a true story.