May 26, 2005


NPR played a bizarre clip of George Voinovich crying when he talked about how John Bolton is going to be mean to the UN bureaucrats. Homey needs some testosterone boosters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 26, 2005 12:15 PM

That is just embarrassing, and he a member of the most exclusive club in the world.

Posted by: Sandy P. at May 26, 2005 12:24 PM

This is a pretty amusing story about Voinovich as well.

Posted by: Ed Driscoll at May 26, 2005 12:44 PM

Is he looking for a man-date with one of the moderate 14?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 26, 2005 12:57 PM

He must have Alzheimer's. There is no other reasonable explanation. Remember your Holmes.

Of course, at any future events he actually dares attend back in Ohio, people could shout, "Who's your Momma?". We know John Bolton is his Daddy.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 26, 2005 1:18 PM

if anyone wants to start a pool about when and how voinivich finally cracks up completely, put me down for "shows up in the senate wearing a gladiator's costume, carrying a plastic sword".

Posted by: cjm at May 26, 2005 1:40 PM

The US Senate: "The worlds greatest degenerative body."

Posted by: Luciferous at May 26, 2005 2:06 PM

The clip was played on Hugh Hewitt's and Rush Limbaugh's shows and can be found here.

Posted by: pj at May 26, 2005 2:11 PM

Brit Hume played it on the roundtable portion of his show last night. Watching Juan Williams try to defend it was about as (funny, sad, lonely, trying) as watching Voinovich himself. Kondracke and Krauthammer called it like it was: silly and wrong.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 26, 2005 3:16 PM

I sent him a note after I saw that abomination:

Further to my earlier note reminding you that you were elected to support President Bush, not to come up with your own ideas.

I saw your performance before the Senate Wed. 5/25 on television tonight. It was pathetic.

You have embarassed yourself, the State of Ohio and the Republican Party. You owe an appology to the Senate, the President and the People of Ohio.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at May 26, 2005 4:39 PM

Ed Driscoll:

I'm taking issue with John Podhoretz's explanation of Voinovich's conduct vis-a-vis his little airplane venture. Says Podhoretz:

There are numerous interpretations of the incident. 1) He's a jerk. 2) He's a loon. 3) He's a jerk and a loon. 4) He's a loon and a jerk. 5) He's a jerky loon. 6) He's a loony jerk.

Nah, he's just a senator.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at May 26, 2005 6:47 PM

These guys are really the best theater in town. Just remain objective and it's all very clear.

Posted by: DL Meadows at May 26, 2005 6:56 PM

If Bush does recess appoint several judges and Bolton this weekend, the Senate will become the Theater of the Absurd. Everyone will be in full flight - can't you just see Kennedy as Brunhilde?

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 26, 2005 9:05 PM

i see kennedy as jabba the senator.

Posted by: cjm at May 26, 2005 9:15 PM

Most of the 100 are like Gloria Swanson, ready for the camera.

Posted by: ratbert at May 26, 2005 10:26 PM