Thursday, May 26, 2005

How Mean Is John Bolton?

So mean that he makes grown senators cry! The Radioblogger has an unbelievable mp3 of Sen. George Voinovich on the floor of the Senate speaking out against Bolton--and he's so moved that he gets all choked up!

Bonus points: Voinovich tells us that "I came back here and ran for a second term because I'm worried about my kids and my grandchildren. [whimpering sound]"

Yes, it's true: The reason to oppose Bolton is for the children!

You know, I hear they're the future of this great country of ours.

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, John Podhoretz recounts this excellent story:
In 1995, George Voinovich, when he was governor of Ohio, he was at the Cleveland airport. The President of the United States was in Cleveland, so there was a no-fly zone declared for the airport. And he insisted that his pilot take off, his personal pilot take off, despite the fact that there was a no-fly zone declared. And he got on the phone with the air traffic controller and said, what are you going to do? Shoot me down? . . .

As a result of that, in 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration fined George Voinovich $20,000 dollars for interfering with the good agency and, you know, the good order of the American aviation system. And for that man to claim that any other human being does not have the temperament to serve in a senior job, when he behaved that way...


Patrick said...

As Whitney Houston would say, "I believe that children are our future....".

Anonymous said...

Another, more appropriate song to go with Sen. Schroeder (er, Voinovich) would be "Tears of a Clown."