The Bush Administration christened the new era of working together in the spirit of compromise in Washington by renominating the most divisive possible official to become the UN Ambassador once again.
And Democrats, as well as Republican lame ducks like Lincoln Chafee, responded to this gracious act of comity by telling the President to shove it:
Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), who was defeated by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse on Tuesday, told reporters in Rhode Island on Thursday that he would continue opposing Bolton. That would deny Republicans the votes they would need to move Bolton’s nomination from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the full Senate.
The incoming Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Biden, has no interest in it either.
Ah, progress! So glad that the White House has learned their lesson from this election of change!