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Thursday, May 26, 2005
Bursting With Pride
Democrats win crucial Bolton vote
WASHINGTON - In a major setback for President Bush [ed. don't you love those words?], the Senate voted Thursday to delay a confirmation vote on John Bolton, Bush’s choice to be U.S. envoy to the United Nations.

[ed. and now the boo-hooing from the whiney losers...]

"It shows what the attitude is of the Democratic leadership: it is to slow-roll, block, and obstruct everything [ed. good! it's about time!] ," complained Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss. right after the vote. "They have pushed it over the edge one time too many."

Democrats fired back that Frist had only himself to blame.

"Remember it was the majority that set the agenda and decided to bring up this nomination," Dodd told reporters. "This vote was not about John Bolton, this was about the Senate as an institution having legitimate access to information that has been sought for almost two months."

One result of the vote: an even more intense animosity [ed. YESSS!!!] between the two parties.
From prowling around the internet after the "nuclear option" melted down the other day, bloggers seemed afraid it meant that the dems were going to weaken and cave in the interest of cooperation, taking the high road, etc. etc. vomit to follow. So very glad they're digging in. Maybe it will make the country sit up and believe they truly are a party that has the right stuff.

See, guys? That wasn't so hard. Even Lieberman had some spine! And you're all still standing. Now let's remember this lovely feeling when you get back from vacation and have to face another attempt to ram this atrocious nominee through to a vote.

Am particularly proud of Ken Salazar, the new Colorado senator, for doing the right thing. Doing the right thing makes people vote for you. Don't ever forget it, because we won't.

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