Friday, May 27, 2005

So much for that deal

You know that "Filibuster Deal," the one that everyone's hyping up right now? The one everyone is talking about? The one I couldn't understand the merits or pitfalls of?

Turns out it doesn't apply beyond judges.

The senate voted yesterday against a cloture motion on John Bolton 56-44. For those not in the know, a cloture motion would have ended debate so that a final vote could be taken. Ending debate requires 60 votes, while confirmation only 51. The vote against cloture seems to indicate a filibuster of Bolton is coming down the pike.

So much for that deal. I hope the senatorial Republican leadership is happy, because their constituency is calling for blood right now.

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