John Bolton's troubled nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is "going nowhere," a key Democratic senator said on Wednesday after Democrats scored big in mid-term elections.
Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, who is expected to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if Democratic control of the U.S. Senate is formally confirmed, told reporters:
"I never saw a real enthusiasm (for Bolton's nomination) on the Republican side to begin with. There's none on our side. And I think John Bolton's going nowhere."
This is only a good thing. Bolton is a Cheney hack and short-circuiting Cheney's influence on American foreign policy should be a number one goal of the new Democratic Congress.
Update I: First Rumsfeld, then Bolton...now Cambone. He will reportedly resign from his post as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. And just like that, another cog in the Cheney-Rumsfeld machine is gone.