Skip to comments.I FEAR FOR MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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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FYI...my response to the Voinovich spectacle.
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.
Well said. Thanks for the ping.
We need the same resolution and directness that Bolton will bring to the UN...on our southern border.
Thank you and you're welcome.
Voinovitch is a total disgrace.
I heard the sound bite of the crying jag. What the heck is wrong with him??
Other then Voinovich being a RINO, I sense something is seriously wrong in his head.
Right. That's why I'm getting behind Randy Graf against Jim Kolbe.
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.
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'.
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.
Something is wrong alright...but I believe Voinovitch knew exactly what he was doing.
What's the maneuvering?
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.
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.
But something is clearly amiss IMHO and I agree that he should consider getting out of the Senate.
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