Friday, July 21, 2006

Steve Clemons Says a Bolton Stealth "Renomination" Is In The Pipeline For Next Week

George Voinovich, the Republican who threw a monkey wrench into Mr. Moustache's appointment to the United Nations last time around, is on board this time. He said so on the op-ed page of the Washington Post yesterday. Steve Clemons at Washington Note posted that "little birds" have told him that a hearing is planned for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next Thursday at 9:30 AM and John Bolton will be the witness. Clemons says the renomination is not a done deal, however. While Voinovich has flipped the other way and is supporting Bolton, Lincoln Chafee's "qualified support" for Boltion last time around may have changed given the electoral pressures he is under in his upcoming re-election campaign.

Here's Chafee's contact page. Let him know how you feel about the Bolton stealth renomination. With Iraq imploding, the Mideast exploding, and Iran and North Korea saying "Fuck You!" to the world, wouldn't it be nice to have somebody in the United Nations who has a set of diplomatic tools in his toolbelt other than a hammer?

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