The Prince of Cleveland, Senator George Voinovich, has finally finished his to-be-or-not-to-be act and stated that he would vote to send the President’s nomination of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador to the Senate floor without a recommendation. Keeping his fences mended on both sides, Voinovich added that Bolton is “the poster child of what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be,” and said that he would vote against the nomination and hopes it will be defeated.
I assume it’s a safe bet that Voinovich will be disappointed, and Bolton’s nomination will be confirmed by the full Senate.
The significance of this sorry episode, I think, is that the Democrats hand-picked Bolton as a nominee they thought they may be able to defeat. Despite the innumerable cheap shots launched against Bolton, it appears that the Democrats are going to lose their gamble.
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