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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

5/25/05 Update

Looks like President Bush will have to use his veto power after all. The House passed a bill yesterday by a vote of 238-194. The Senate has yet to vote but it is expected to pass there as well. It will be the first veto issued by Bush in his 4 1/2 years in office.

There are some ticked off conservatives out there about the filibuster.

"Furious with the outcome, conservative leaders promised to energize their rank-and-file for the next elections while warning some of the centrist Republicans who harbor presidential aspirations to forget about 2008.

They won't get any help from us none," Norman Pawlewski of the Iowa Christian Coalition said of the seven Republicans who helped negotiate the compromise. "We busted our hump to get a president who would appoint judges who would be more just. Republican senators betrayed us."

I don't think this issue of judicial nominations will resonate for 3 more years unless it is brought up over and over again in that span. The majority of people in this country didn't care about this issue and were not paying attention at all. So I think that the Republicans who are angry right now will be placated in some way later on.

The vote on the nomination of John Bolton to Ambassador to the U. N. will be taking place soon, possibly before the end of the week. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) is on the record against Bolton's nomination. There are reports that Sen. John Thune (R-SD) will not back the nomination but it is not confirmed.

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