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Bolton Out?

One hopes that the very least that can come out of this Democratic victory is that Bolton's nomination doesn't go through.

A key Senate Republican has joined Democrats in opposing one of Bush's initiatives for the lame-duck Congress: John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

With leaders from both parties promising a new bipartisan Washington, Bush began efforts to get two of his most controversial decisions approved before the Democrats take over.

Along with Bolton's nomination, Bush said he would like to move forward on legislation to retroactively authorize the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.

Bush said he would like to see action on both issues before year's end. The Democratic-controlled Congress begins its term in January.

But Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who was defeated in this week's election, said he would block Bolton's nomination.

It's nice to see that Chafee won't use his last few months to push through the rest of Bush's agenda. Although, i'm still peeved on the Alito thing. At least he isn't a Republican posing as a Democrat like others we know.

At the end of the article, Bush talks about how he hopes the Democratic congress will work together and rise above partisanship. By which, he means, they should rubberstamp and back everything he says they should. Any contrary opinions expressed will be labelled as "partisan". Is he simply arrogrant or simply simple?

By min | November 10, 2006, 2:30 PM | Liberal Outrage