Quick Note on Bolton
Unfortunately, Bolton will very likely get past the committee hearings and onto the floor for a sure nomination unless something big comes up (disastrous foreign policy in the mideast won’t stop our congress from making the wrong decisions, as usual).
In anycase, I usually like to watch Foreign Relations Committee hearings - when they’re not being detained by Russian police. Collectively, it’s a pretty sharp group, and includes a few lawmakers I tend to like most of the time: Feingold (D-WI), Hagel (R-NE) and Sununu (R-NH), and to a lesser extent, Obama (D-IL). On the other hand, there are also some real losers in that group too, like Allen (R-VA) and that most mercenary of politicians Norm Coleman (R-MN). I really do not like that man at all.