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.