June 5, 2005


Biden: Bolton Likely to Win Confirmation (SIOBHAN McDONOUGH, June 5, 2005, AP) --

The Democrats aren't likely to have enough votes to continue delaying confirmation of John R. Bolton as U.N. ambassador, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.

Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware told ABC's "This Week" that President Bush will "probably be able to win the vote, somewhere between 45 and 47 votes against, and he'll think it's a victory."

Because it is?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 5, 2005 4:53 PM

Bush has been thinking victory since Dec. 2000.

Biden has been thinking about hair plugs.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 5, 2005 5:45 PM

Joe you ignorant slut: Where'd you get this idea that the Bush's appointees have to spend time in the penalty box if they confirmed but not by an overwhelming majority? Where in the Constitution does it say that he only serves on odd numbered days when the majority is only a few votes? Joe, when your opponent's only goal is to obstruct, getting your guy through is a victory. You lost, get used to it.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 5, 2005 6:26 PM

LOSER!! He and all the obstructionist DemoRats.

Posted by: obc at June 5, 2005 8:14 PM

I should amend my earlier post.

Bush has been thinking about victory since mid-1999.

Biden doesn't think. Ever.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 5, 2005 9:34 PM

. . . except from whom to plagiarize his next speech.

Posted by: obc at June 5, 2005 10:01 PM

We'll see if Bolton gets confirmed. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

However, the real point of all this is not to actually block Bush's appointments, its to show their base that they are sticking up for their "principles" and to send a signal to Bush that his first Supreme Court appointee needs to be a lefty.

Posted by: AML at June 6, 2005 7:51 AM

By proving they can't block them?

Posted by: oj at June 6, 2005 8:29 AM