Thursday, May 26, 2005


Yesterday on the Senate floor, the thought that John Bolton might be confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations brought, Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) to the brink of tears.

I heard the recorded speech and the way he choked up, so I'm not just repeating what some pundits have said.

First I was filled with revulsion, then embarrassment. How can someone that is supposed to represent the people of the United States and specifically the people of Ohio make such a spectacle of themselves?

In public, on the floor of the Senate, he whimpered and whined as he said:

"I came back here [to the Senate] and ran for a second term because I'm worried about my kids and my grandchildren. And I just hope my colleagues will take the time (pause, almost in tears) and before they get to this well, do some serious thinking about whether or not we should send John Bolton to the United Nations. I yield the floor."

How could you, Sen. Voinovich. If you can't control your emotions any better than this, you have no place in the Senate, let alone representing Republicans.

If a woman Senator had pulled this stunt there would be people saying that women do not belong in the Senate because they can't control their emotions. I heard one woman say that you are a walking advertisement for zoloft.

Perhaps you need a stint at the Betty Ford Clinic.


Esther said...

You know, I can understand being moved to tears. Talking about the killers/dead in Darfur, maybe. Or the Holocaust and losing relative. Cancer? Sure.

John Bolton though? Ya gotta be kidding me. What a moonbat.

beakerkin said...

We do not need a diplomat at the UN . We need an argressive take charge type.

Elijah said...

I remember hearing something about this U.N appointment.
Unfortunately it was on the daily show so....
but their point was that he derided the U.N in past years, so he wont be looked upon too favourably by other appointees.
Unfortunate really, the U.N being such a take charge and important body...*wink wink*

Elijah said...

By the way, nice one on the foo fighters question on Nicotines blog..thought i would stump everyone.

Warren said...

Thank you, Elijah.

I have a pornographic memory.


Semi-seriously, UFOs, are a subject of interest to me.
I have my own theory.

On the UN:
If more people knew the real history of the UN and its formation, they wouldn't be so thrilled with it!

I think I'll do a post.

Jason_Pappas said...

The UN needs to be exposed, not reformed. The debate shouldn't be about Bolton - it should be about the UN. Is the UN good enough for a guy like Bolton or a country like the USA?

By the way, Dore Gold has a book on the UN: "Tower of Babble". Has anyone read it? I've been reading Gold's "Hatred's Kingdom." It's amazing we still have diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia. We need to acquire some moral standards ... quick.