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Thursday, May 26, 2005  

None Too Soon
Bonus: Roll-Call Shame Roll

Look who’s developing a collective spine all of the sudden: Senate Democrats!

The Associated Press reports:

Democrats forced the Senate to put off a final vote Thursday on John R. Bolton’s nomination to be U.N. ambassador, the latest setback for the tough-talking nominee President George W. Bush has called strong medicine for corruption and inefficiency at the United Nations. […]

Republicans needed 60 votes to end the Democrats’ procedural delays and move to an immediate final vote on Bolton’s confirmation. But the vote to halt the stalling was 56-42, four shy of that threshold. The final Bolton vote will not take place until at least June, after the Senate returns from a Memorial Day recess.

Well, many Democrats are getting spiny. Three Democratic senators joined Republicans seeking a final vote on the Bolton nomination: Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), and Mary Landrieu.

Am I the only person who thinks Sen. Landrieu is getting more than a little annoying?

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