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.

1 Comments:

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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