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I FEAR FOR MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
Jeff Head Personal BLOG space ^ | May 26, 2005 | Jeff Head

Posted on 05/26/2005 9:05:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head

Today, May 26, 2005, the American public and people all over the world witnessed a spectacle on the floor of the US Senate. A US Senator from Ohio, Senator Voinovich, broke down on the floor of the Senate and cried as he expressed his opposition to President Bush's nomination for UN Ambassador, John Bolton. In his impassioned and (apparently) sincere plea, he cried and told America and the world how he was unwilling to "risk" our representation at the UN to Mr. Bolton, and how he, Senator Voinovich feared for his children and grandchildren.

Apparently in considering Mr. Bolton, Senator Voinovich was not present at the confirmation hearings where Bolton testafied and has not met with Mr. Bolton. This alone makes one suspicious of the true nature of today's spectacle.

But, a grandfather fearing for his children and grandchildren is not something to take lightly or cavalierly dismiss. As the father of five children, and the grandfather of three grandchildren with a fourth on the way, I know this to be true. So, I wanted, grandfather to grandfather...father to father...to respond to Senator Voinovich.

I understand his feelings. I too fear for my children and grandchildren.

But I do not fear having a man such as John Bolton as our Ambassador...I fear NOT having a man such as Mr. Bolton as our Ambassador to the UN.

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1 posted on 05/26/2005 9:05:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; jim macomber; Critter; Lurker; ...

FYI...my response to the Voinovich spectacle.


2 posted on 05/26/2005 9:06:31 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Great reply. I'm tempted to call his office and tell them at least Bolton IS a man.

I wonder what the budget for Kleenex is in the Voiovich office.


3 posted on 05/26/2005 9:09:51 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...you da man!!)
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To: Jeff Head

Well said. Thanks for the ping.


4 posted on 05/26/2005 9:10:19 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: DLfromthedesert

We need the same resolution and directness that Bolton will bring to the UN...on our southern border.


5 posted on 05/26/2005 9:11:35 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: TheOtherOne

Thank you and you're welcome.


6 posted on 05/26/2005 9:11:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Voinovitch is a total disgrace.


7 posted on 05/26/2005 9:12:17 PM PDT by tahotdog
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To: Jeff Head

I heard the sound bite of the crying jag. What the heck is wrong with him??


8 posted on 05/26/2005 9:12:48 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Jeff Head

Other then Voinovich being a RINO, I sense something is seriously wrong in his head.


9 posted on 05/26/2005 9:13:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Jeff Head

Right. That's why I'm getting behind Randy Graf against Jim Kolbe.


10 posted on 05/26/2005 9:13:15 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...you da man!!)
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To: tahotdog
His appeal for "all the allies we can get" sounded more like a plea to those who are our enemies to show us mercy or something akin to it.

What we need now is strength, resolution, moral clarity and a call to those of similar moral resolution and steafastness to stand in the breech against all comers.

11 posted on 05/26/2005 9:15:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

I am trying to picture Voinovich and Rove and Rummy drinking at a bar. It's not happening in my melon.

"V" needs meds or a thump upside the noggin'.

Sheesh.


12 posted on 05/26/2005 9:15:16 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: LibFreeOrDie
I don't know. If he had sat down one on one with Bolton, or at least been present when the man was on the senate floor testifying (and it is my understanding that Vionovitch was not there) the best I could say for him is that he is sincerely deluded.

But since he was not...it makes the entire affair appear more like a political ploy to try and turn the public against the President's nominee.

13 posted on 05/26/2005 9:17:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Marine_Uncle

Something is wrong alright...but I believe Voinovitch knew exactly what he was doing.


14 posted on 05/26/2005 9:18:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Ya figure?

What's the maneuvering?


15 posted on 05/26/2005 9:19:55 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: Jeff Head
I have previously posted the theory that somebody has something dirty on Voinovich. I believe that more than ever now, especially after hearing Voinovich's pathetic performance on the Senate floor. I mean, he actually breaks down in tears over that filthy, useless playpen for corrupt international politicians, the United Nations??? C'mon....

It makes no sense on the face of it. Voinovich is clearly a man who is racked by guilt and self-loathing. Somebody's got something but good on him. He really should retire from the Senate immediately.

16 posted on 05/26/2005 9:20:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jeff Head

Very good reply! That was one of the oddest spectacles I have witnessed on the floor of the Senate -- made no sense. He acted like his best friend had been killed. If he gets choked up and cries about the nomination of the UN Ambassador, then it is time for him to resign. Voinivich looked on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- really strange since as you said he didn't even bother to attend most of the hearings on Bolton.


17 posted on 05/26/2005 9:20:58 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Mary Fallin for OK Governor; Allen in 2008)
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To: Jeff Head

A vote against Bolton is a vote for Koffing Anus and the UN.

Every Senator who voted against Bolton should be investigated for payoffs from the oil-for-food scandal.


18 posted on 05/26/2005 9:22:26 PM PDT by Yehuda (America: Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE! [" Choke on it, pinkos!"])
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To: PhiKapMom; Lancey Howard
Lancey, perhaps you are right. I do not know. (PhiKap, see Lancey's post)

But something is clearly amiss IMHO and I agree that he should consider getting out of the Senate.

19 posted on 05/26/2005 9:23:24 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Here ya go:

http://voinovich.senate.gov/webform.htm


20 posted on 05/26/2005 9:23:38 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Jeff Head

You're right!!!Sen. Crybaby has lost a few cards off the deck. A day later and I still can't believe what I heard and saw . BTW, Sen DeWhine is no better either. They still insist Republician beliefs, HA! HA!


21 posted on 05/26/2005 9:24:40 PM PDT by cleveland gop (always right in the wrong part of Ohio)
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To: bonfire

Thanks...I just sent the entire article to him.


22 posted on 05/26/2005 9:26:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Very good reply, Mr. Head.

Does anyone believe that we will ever know the truth behind Voinovitch's performance on the Senate floor? It surely was very strange.

23 posted on 05/26/2005 9:26:58 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Jeff Head

I fear for my grandchildren becuse of the whining crybabies and giddy egotists that compose the US Senate.

Voinivich may have been sincere, but what planet is he living on?
To be a man of principled ideas and strong convictions, with the knowledge, experience, and (most of all) backbone to fight for these ideas is to be exactly what we need in the UN--if there is going to be a UN. Suits me fine if they all pack up and go home.

vaudine


24 posted on 05/26/2005 9:27:16 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Lancey Howard
I have previously posted the theory that somebody has something dirty on Voinovich. I believe that more than ever now, especially after hearing Voinovich's pathetic performance on the Senate floor.

Same thought here. As if someone was going to do something horrible to him if Bolton gets confirmed. Like a scene from "The Sopranos"...

25 posted on 05/26/2005 9:28:23 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: msf92497
Either he has brokered a deal where in exchange for his opposition to Bolton, Senate Democrats will support this or that legislation that he intends to introduce...or someone has something on him.

Who knows? But what he did (for whatever reason) is something we should stand against in any case IMHO.

26 posted on 05/26/2005 9:28:47 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head; Marine_Uncle
I agree with Marine_Uncle. For this man to cry over Bolton going to the UN is weird. Not attending the Bolton hearings and the stunt he pulled after that shows there is more wrong with Voinovitch than John Bolton.

I think his family needs to get him to a Neurologist soon. Seriously, I believe this man is sick.

27 posted on 05/26/2005 9:29:26 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: basil
Thanks my friend. I do n not know that we will ever know the full story...perhaps he really does believe this (but goiven his non-attendance, I doubt it).

In any case, it is something we should stand against.

28 posted on 05/26/2005 9:30:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: vaudine

I agree.


29 posted on 05/26/2005 9:30:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

The way he was whimpering, sniffing and whining, it's impossible to believe Violinovich, has the gonads to create children and grandchildren without a lot of help from his friends.


30 posted on 05/26/2005 9:30:26 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Immediate unpaid retirement =fitting reward, for all GOP Senator's submitting to the DEM agenda.)
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To: bonfire

SEN. Crybaby Has lost a few cards off the deck . It's a day later and I still can't believe what I heard. BTW, Sen. DeWhine isn't any better. They still preach conservative beliefs--HA!

BLACKWELL FOR GOV. '06!!!!


31 posted on 05/26/2005 9:30:30 PM PDT by cleveland gop (always right in the wrong part of Ohio)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Even the girl aide sitting behind him was more of a man.


32 posted on 05/26/2005 9:31:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jeff Head

He just needed a Midol. He may have had a cramp.


33 posted on 05/26/2005 9:31:20 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Jeff Head
I fear for our Nation, knowing that we have men and women in the Senate who will not stand up and help our President in time of war.

Seems time has come when the should be a two term time limit. When we have people who care more about the UN than they do about the USA. I think we should all fear for our children and grandchildren.

34 posted on 05/26/2005 9:31:42 PM PDT by sam I am
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To: Jeff Head

Ohio needs 2 new senators. ASAP.


35 posted on 05/26/2005 9:32:02 PM PDT by Iwo Jima
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To: F.J. Mitchell
Well, I will not speak to his paternity or his abilities there. I am sure those are his children and grandchildren and I will not disparage or insult that relationship.

But I will stand four square against the spectacle on the Senate floor and the things he said there...for all of the reasons I indicated in my article.

36 posted on 05/26/2005 9:32:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Personally, I fear having a "man" like George Voinovich in a position of authority.



The little turntable in his microwave doesn't go round and round anymore.


37 posted on 05/26/2005 9:33:46 PM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance, and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: Jeff Head

Perhaps he fears that it would be more difficult to scam money from the US if Bolton was the ambassador. Maybe that's where he gets his campaign contributions from. sob whimper sob sob.....


38 posted on 05/26/2005 9:34:12 PM PDT by Brett66 (W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1)
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To: sam I am

Given what we are seeing...I believe you are right to fear for our nation. We must stand against such things whenever we see them in whatever capacity our means and particular positions of influence allow.


39 posted on 05/26/2005 9:34:26 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: cleveland gop

Hey there fellow Clevelander! Welcome to FR.


40 posted on 05/26/2005 9:34:55 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Iwo Jima

Agreed.


41 posted on 05/26/2005 9:34:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Can you hear the laughter tonight around tables at democrat eaterys..
and the mocking renditions..

No doubt republican senators ate at home tonight..

42 posted on 05/26/2005 9:35:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Jeff Head

He's up for reelection in 2006...if Ohio doesn't get rid of him I'll be disappointed.


43 posted on 05/26/2005 9:35:42 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The New 7 RINO Dwarfs: Cowardly, Cranky, Dopey, Goofy, Mealy, Sorry and Wussy)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

I'm with you.

I believe somene else was fishing in his pond.


44 posted on 05/26/2005 9:36:58 PM PDT by sport
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To: Lancey Howard

You are right! This indecent spectacle demonstrates the sordid politcal corruption in the beltway. Somebody has the goods on him....the mafia perhaps. Maybe the other mafia prncess Nancy "no blink" Pelosi might know something about this latest spectacle.


45 posted on 05/26/2005 9:37:06 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Jeff Head

I fear that my children and grandchildren will become crying wimps...

...Or shed crocodile tears.


46 posted on 05/26/2005 9:37:27 PM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: Jeff Head
I hope this issue works out and Voinovich is proven right. But unfortunately, I think he willingly let the Democrats use him. I wrote him a pretty tough letter... just to let him know I care.

Holtz
JeffersonRepublic.com
47 posted on 05/26/2005 9:38:57 PM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (Free Northern California... Great State of Jefferson)
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To: Jeff Head

bump


48 posted on 05/26/2005 9:39:02 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Jeff Head
I only wish to God that we had 61 Senators in the US Senate who thought and acted with this manner of directness and uncompromising principle.

Good article Jeff!

49 posted on 05/26/2005 9:39:03 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Jeff Head

He's either a shameless charlatan or mentally ill, or perhaps both. I diagnose Jimmy Swaggart Syndrome.


50 posted on 05/26/2005 9:39:23 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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