Tuesday, June 21, 2005

There Be Weasels Among Us

The John Bolton nomination is once again on hold. The White House is refusing to give Democrats the information they have requested on Bolton's past – which, whether Team Bush likes it or not, is totally within the bounds of the Senate's advise and consent function – and our side is thus unwilling to make an uninformed vote for the critical United Nations position.

But, we must once again update the old Yellow Dog Blog Senate Weasel Meter, as three of the Democrats that support Bush way too often, voted to invoke cloture (close the debate) on the Bolton nomination and move it to a vote.

No big surprises here: The three weasels are Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Mark Pryor (D-AR).

Here's their web forms if you would like to write to their offices and tell them how tired you are of them voting with Bush on key issues: