A gift from Dodd

Senator Chris Dodd, has announced that his party will put up a "bruising fight" to prevent the confirmation of John Bolton to remain as U.S. Ambassador to the UN:

Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut on Sunday promised a bruising fight in the U.S. Senate against confirming John Bolton to be the country's ambassador to the United Nations.

President George W. Bush bypassed the Senate and installed Bolton into the position last year when lawmakers were on recess.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a confirmation hearing on Bolton for Thursday after Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich (news, bio, voting record), who previously opposed the nomination, expressed support for Bolton.

"This is going to be a bruising fight," Dodd said on CNN's "Late Edition" program. "I'm sorry the administration wants to go forward with this."

Heading into the midterms could the Republicans get a better gift?

Despite little coverage outside that by  the marvelous Claudia Rossett of the endemic corrpution, resistance to change and assistance to the enemies of democracy and peace which characterizes the UN, most Americans get it.

And then there is the opportunity at these hearings to more publicly document the  utter failure of UNFIL which led to the latest war on Israel.
 
My guess is that a fight against Bolton——a dying gasp by the clueless international test crowd—— would be a Democratic disaster of the sort Rove could only dream of.
 
Clarice Feldman   7 23 06

Thomas Lifson adds:

Maybe Sheldon Drobny will claim that Dodd is a sleeper agent of Karl Rove? 

Senator Chris Dodd, has announced that his party will put up a "bruising fight" to prevent the confirmation of John Bolton to remain as U.S. Ambassador to the UN:

Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut on Sunday promised a bruising fight in the U.S. Senate against confirming John Bolton to be the country's ambassador to the United Nations.

President George W. Bush bypassed the Senate and installed Bolton into the position last year when lawmakers were on recess.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a confirmation hearing on Bolton for Thursday after Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich (news, bio, voting record), who previously opposed the nomination, expressed support for Bolton.

"This is going to be a bruising fight," Dodd said on CNN's "Late Edition" program. "I'm sorry the administration wants to go forward with this."

Heading into the midterms could the Republicans get a better gift?

Despite little coverage outside that by  the marvelous Claudia Rossett of the endemic corrpution, resistance to change and assistance to the enemies of democracy and peace which characterizes the UN, most Americans get it.

And then there is the opportunity at these hearings to more publicly document the  utter failure of UNFIL which led to the latest war on Israel.
 
My guess is that a fight against Bolton——a dying gasp by the clueless international test crowd—— would be a Democratic disaster of the sort Rove could only dream of.
 
Clarice Feldman   7 23 06

Thomas Lifson adds:

Maybe Sheldon Drobny will claim that Dodd is a sleeper agent of Karl Rove?