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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Dems filibuster Block Bolton

Something tells me that the Dems have polled on the use of the filibuster and have found some really bad "internals," given the fact that they keep shying away from the word and keep changing the term...

Good to know that the NYTimes is on the same page with them...

Democrats Block a Vote on Bolton for the Second Time
Published: June 21, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 20 - For the second time in a month, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on Monday evening on the nomination of John R. Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, raising the possibility that President Bush will circumvent the confirmation process and appoint Mr. Bolton when Congress recesses.

The final tally was 54 to 38, six votes short of the 60 required to break a filibuster, the parliamentary tactic that Democrats have used to forestall a final vote on the confirmation.

If it was accurate, it'd say "Dems Filibuster Bolton"

BTW, if 50 senators would vote for this guy, why doesn't the president get who he wants in his administration???

Media Research Center highlights this issue here. (click link for indepth info - excerpt below is just a summary)
Nets Avoid "Filibuster" Term with Bolton, CBS Relays Innuendo

Senate Democrats continued to filibuster John Bolton's nomination to be Ambassador to the UN, but you wouldn't know that from Monday's broadcast network evening newscasts which assiduously avoided the term. ABC anchor Charles Gibson, for instance, euphemistically referred to how the Senate had rejected "a move to end debate so that a vote could be held." CBS's Gloria Borger passed along innuendo from opponents: "The Democrats are very concerned that John Bolton may have been effectively spying, not only on his subordinates but also on some of his bosses. And we've learned tonight that one name they're very interested in learning something about is the former Secretary of State, Colin Powell."

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler