Bolton Nomination Goes To Full Senate
However, Bolton's nomination is still in trouble, with Senator George Voinovich, R-Ohio, indicating that while he believes Bolton deserves an up-or-down vote in the Senate, he would not be voting for Bush's contentious nominee in the full Senate vote.
"The United States can do better than John Bolton," said Voinovich, during today's hearings.
If five more Republicans also find that a harsh, ill-tempered critic of the U.N. would not make an ideal chief diplomat to that body, Bolton's nomination will be defeated in a Senate vote.
Let's hope a handful of GOP Senators follow Voinovich's lead in not just rubber-stamping every unsavory nominee Bush brings forward.