April 13, 2005

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From CNN: Senate committee delays Bolton vote.

A Senate committee delayed until next week a vote on John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations after Democrats asked for more time to consider the nomination.

Committee Democrats, who are united in opposing Bolton, want to question State Department officials in writing about the undersecretary of state, said Andy Fisher, spokesman for the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana.

Deferring a vote, which had tentatively been planned for Thursday, would give Democrats more time to try to persuade a moderate Republican, Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, to defect to their side.

UPDATE -- April 18: This cartoon appears in today's (Monday's) Investor's Business Daily.

Posted by Forkum at April 13, 2005 10:39 PM