Battlepanda: A lame duck with integrity


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, November 10, 2006

A lame duck with integrity

Lame duck Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, will block renewal of John Bolton's appointment as ambassador to the U.N.
"The American people have spoken out against the president's agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy," the Rhode Island moderate told The Associated Press.

"And at this late stage in my term, I'm not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against."

The committee, dominated 10-8 by Republicans, requires a majority vote to send the nomination to the Senate floor. A tie would be the same as a no vote.

Thank you, Sen. Chafee.

(You can almost hear Pamela Geller Oshry's head exploding.)