Thursday, May 12, 2005


Call Voinovich now

This is like a replay of the 2004 elections. The Ohio vote - i.e., Sen. George Voinovich - will be the key to the Bolton nomination outcome.

The lastest news of the tawdry Bolton saga comes from Raw Story, with commentary on these developments from James Wolcott.

Sen. Voinovich's office is taking a telephone tally today. That means, when people call his office they want you to get to the point about favoring Bolton or opposing him. They don't want your name, number, etc. Just your views.

So, please, call away: (202) 224-3353

[UPDATE] - A disappointing, but not unexpected development, from the LA Times:
A critical Republican senator, George Voinovich of Ohio, agreed to let the nomination go to the full Senate but he called the diplomat "arrogant" and "bullying."

"This administration can do better than that," Voinovich said in the first big battle of President Bush's second term

Voinovich said he could not vote for the nomination, but would agree to send it to the floor without a recommendation of approval or disapproval.

"We owe it to the president to give Mr. Bolton an up-or-down vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate," Voinovich said.

Don't bother trying to make sense of this. This is the same guy who as governor actually cried real tears when he was confronted by poor mothers who wanted to know why he proposed to slash low-income benefits. He made the cuts anyway.

Call his office anyway. We don't want to see his office justify it based on some bullshit phone poll.


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