Skip to comments.Democrats battle Bolton for U.N. post
Posted on 05/26/2005 4:07:17 PM PDT by LSUfan
Democrats made a last-ditch effort on Thursday to stall the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations while Republicans pressed ahead for a Senate vote on President Bush's contentious nominee.
Just one Republican -- Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio -- openly opposes Bolton.
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Someone told me that he is of Serbian ancestry and hates Bolton for something involving Balkans policy.
Anyone know if that is true or any other reason why he is trying to shoot down this nomination?
...and a wuss.
He's certainly of Balkan ancestry, with that name, but it need not be Serbian.
Don't know about that.
I do know that Frist loses again, his "deal" with Reid to close debate on Bolton was no deal at all.
Reid, McCain wins again, Frist & conservatives lose again.
If Bush had a pair he would recess appoint Bolton. He doesn't & won't.
Bolton has Serbian father and Slovenian mother, according to Wikipedia.
But I don't think McCain was opposed to Bolton, was he?
Voinovich is bashing Bolton because he has bought into the BS charges made by the Dems about how he can be pretty hard to get along with.
Voinovitch is the same guy who as Govermor of Ohio violated the no fly order at an airport where the president of the US was present and while airborne in his State plane asked the controllers "What are ya gonna do...shoot me down"
He was fined $20,000 for that and he thinks Boltan is a bad ass.
looks like the dems are filibustering bolton. time to go nuclear.
Those missing FBI files?
McVain's Saving The Senate filibuster deal was supposed to return the body to a workable relationship.
Didn't last long, did it? McCain couldn't deliver his seven moderate Dims on this vote. More likely he did not try.
Dennis Kucinich and George Voinovich are two wonderful dudes! I mean they are both good, clean and wholesome. They're both standup guys, I tell ya!
Kucinich and Voinovich. Two of a kind, and both sons of a bitch. Yea, Cleveland! Don't we make 'em or what?
If you can't see that this is dripping sarcasm, I'm gonna slap you. Seriesly.
Fact is, there are NO moderate Democrats in the Senate other than Zel Miller
There has GOT to be more to this deal than meets the eye. Voinovich would not grandstand like this, cry and cross swords with the president and the Senate leadership unless there was something specific and personal here.
And it ain't because Bolton doesn't play well with the other kids.
Voinovich is putting some other interest in front of everything. If it is his Serb heritage, then it is borderline treason.
I was too young to remember anything about Voinovich being mayor, but I do remember that my Pop called him "George Sumabitch."
Looks like my old man was right. Again.
Whatever his problem is, he needs to fix it and fix it fast. Wobbly knees can be fixed, but stupidity is forever.
I HEAR YA....AND AGREE!!
That's great. But what about Voinovich?
I smell a rat here and I do not believe he just decided to side with the Dems on this out of the blue. The Center for Security Policy gave him an 88 on the National Security Scorecard, which isn't the highest score by far, but it isn't low at all.
Why would a guy like that side with the Dems on Bolton? There is something missing here!
I think Voinie is nothing more than another Lib posing as a Repub. I don't know much about his past other than he was Gov. of Ohio. He has picked what side he is aligned with, and with that I'll never believe a thing he says.
They've both drifted left. George from center-right to self-centered and Dennis from ultra left to Disneyland.
Calling him goofy is an insult to Goofy.
That doesn't make sense. His record on national security votes is twice as good as most Democrats: 88 out of 100. That is no liberal...
I'd check the list of more than 2000 FBI files hitlary fed into the database, called "WHoDB."
It still exists.
"Anyone have any inside scoop on why this clown Voinovich has it out for Bolton?" Ive heard comments that he is recieving money from Soros. He is my Senator. I have called his office in D. C. like many others though he seems to be deaf. He may be better than Jerry Springer and that's the problem in Ohio, the lesser of two evils. The lesser never seem to be much better.
OK - I give up. Let's trade Bolton for all of the dims in the senate. Let's see how well they can screw things up at the UN too
Kucinich and Voinovich. Two of a kind, and both sons of a bitch. Yea, Cleveland! Don't we make 'em or what?Actually, George did a good job of cleaning up Dennis the Menace's mess as Cleveland's mayor and a decent job as governor (far better than :spit: Celeste or Taft). He's a been a disappointment as a senator, but compared to Metzenbaum....
The Midget Militant is in the perfect position for him. As a representative from the minority party, he can spout off about whatever he wants without actually being responsible for anything. If there's an unindicted politician in US history with a worse administrative record, I'd be suprised.
Bolton has Serbian father and Slovenian mother, according to Wikipedia.You meant Voinovich, right? That's his ancestry.
Professionally, he was a Slovenian coming up in politics. He had to be in the Cleveland area. The local Serbian community is small, and the local Slovenian and Croatian communities are said to be the largest in the world outside the former Yugoslavia. Running as a Serb would have cost him among the Croatians, who occasionally name their sports teams "Ustashe", largely to annoy the Serbs.
Plus, the local Serbs never signed on to the 1970s and 80s era "Captive Nations" movement, while the Croats were affiliated.
Has he visited Neverland?
I asked myself the same question regarding his heritage. I have even emailed several of his aides but they do not respond. A former Ohioan FRer mentioned a corrupt mafia machine getting him into power. Here it is:
This man (Voinovich) is a RINO idiot.
He's also MOBBED-UP. His brother, (the contractor), is mobbed up, and George's first political campaigns were financed with then-Cleveland mob boss Pete Licavoli's and some of his successor Angelo Lonardo's money.
"He's a crook who got where he is today courtesy of the Cosa Nostra.
What was that Brando says about "Senator Corleone...Governor Corleone" in 'The Godfather'"
That's not *sniff sniff* NICE!
Do a FIND voinovich and locate the info on the contracts. He is the Republicans' answer to Nancy "no blink" Pelosi - mafia princess making her bones in congress.
Yes, I meant Voinovich. My mistake.
He's not your "old man", he's your father--or Dad.
Is Sen Voinovich afraid that Bolton will do things that harm Voinovich, Needles and Dalton, the firm for which both his son and his former Chief of staff (Ted Hollingsworth) hold the titles of MGRM?
"The son of Ohio Senator George Voinovich has teamed up with three public affairs veterans to open a new public affairs and lobbying agency. The firm, Voinovich, Needles, and Dalton [VND - A Foreign Limited Liability Corporation in Florida] will be based in Columbus, with offices in **Akron**, Jacksonville, Washington, DC, and Beijing ... George F. Voinovich's partners in the venture are Thomas Needles, the founder of Ohio-based public affairs firm Statecraft; Jim Dalton, founder of Jacksonville's Dalton Agency; and Dalton Agency VP of PR Michael Munz." April 16, 2004.
The United States Enrichment Corp., a company that enriches uranium for use in nuclear power plants, has hired the firm Compass Consulting Group to track energy-policy developments in Congress. The lobbyists working the account include Ted Hollingsworth, a former chief of staff to Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio).**Voinovich's son works for a law firm in **Akron** which has the same address as VND -- 75 EAST MARKET STREET AKRON OH 44308
As the world stage continues to change and economic situations evolve, VND is well-positioned to offer strategic direction internationally, particularly through our offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China.[snip]
Voinovich, Needles & Dalton's public and government affairs efforts focus exclusively on achieving success for our clients by influencing outcomes. We know how to succinctly convey relevant information to public officials to help them make the best decisions on legislation and matters of public policy.
1.HPA Awarded U.S. Coast Guard Facility Security Plan Reviews Contract February 2004.
HPA is a key member of a multi-disciplined team of professionals primed by Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. (B&V), who was awarded a contract to work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to assist in conducting the review of up to 5,000 Port Facility Security Plans.2.HPA Awarded Port of Richmond Security Project
Under similar contracts, HPA has conducted inspections at such locations as Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Diego Garcia, Okinawa Japan, Guantanamo Bay Cuba..
Also listed among VND's clients is Lockheed-Martin IMS, which has been bought by another firm recently. Here is a story about the way in which Lockheed Martin IMS operated in 2001
TAMPA -- 1/15/03 -- In what could be the story line from a legal thriller, two government workers say they discovered potential fraud by a huge company with a multimillion-dollar job training contract.
[Lockheed Martin IMS], hoping to keep the contract, hired an agitator named "Momma Tee" to conduct a smear campaign against the workers. Momma Tee called the workers racists and vowed to "get" them.
Ultimately, one of the workers lost his job, the other committed suicide. ...
The lawsuit is the latest chapter in a 3-year-old controversy over the way a division of Lockheed Martin ran Pinellas County's $15-million welfare-to-work program.[excerpt]
He does have what appears to be a Consev. rating, but I just don't trust ratings. I have abosolutely "0" faith in polls as well. I have known far too many politicos that have looked to be conservative, then in the pinch, up jumps the LIB side of the person.
Thats just my opinion and experience. I've read on one of the threads, by an Ohioan, they said of Voinie, "Once bitten, Twice shy".