Thursday, May 12, 2005

On to the Senate

The nomination of John Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is being sent to the Senate without the endorsement of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio joined all eight Democrats on the committee in expressing reservations about Bolton. "It is my opinion that John Bolton is the poster child of what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be," Voinovich said.

Voinovich also said that he would vote against Bolton when the full Senate votes. But with 55 Republicans in the Senate, the Bolton nomination will succeed unless other Republicans break ranks.

Whatever one thinks of Bolton's views, Voinovich is correct: he is no diplomat. The Senate should reject the nomination.