Tuesday, June 21, 2005

White House Wants Frist to Try Again on Bolton

Bill Frist, having said that's it for Bolton, has changed his mind:
WASHINGTON -- Reversing field after a meeting with President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he will continue pushing for a floor vote on John R. Bolton for U.N. ambassador. Frist switched his position after initially saying today that negotiations with Democrats to get a vote on Bolton had been exhausted.
Talking to reporters in the White House driveway after he joined other GOP lawmakers for a luncheon with Bush, Frist said: "The president made it very clear that he expects an up or down vote."
What's going on? Why try again if it's a foregone conclusion as long as the White House keeps stonewalling on the document requests? Steve Clemons has one suggestion:
So many people are surprised by the White House's intransigence on the documents that they believe that something seriously damaging must be in them.


Blogger Dana Garrett said...

Flip Flop Frist strikes again. I suppose we shouldn't expect more from a physician who can make diagnoses about level of brain damage in patients merely from observing a few minutes of video tape.

12:18 AM, June 22, 2005  

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