Frist Reverses Himself, Pushes Bolton Vote

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    5stringJeff Senior Member

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    Is Bill frist the world's biggest wimp or what?!? I thought he was supposed to be a LEADER. Who on earth is going to support this yahoo in 2008?

    Frist Reverses Himself, Pushes Bolton Vote
    By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - Reversing field after a meeting with President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he will continue pushing for a floor vote on John R. Bolton for U.N. ambassador. Frist switched his position after initially saying Tuesday that negotiations with Democrats to get a vote on Bolton had been exhausted.

    Talking to reporters in the White House driveway after he joined other GOP lawmakers for a luncheon with Bush, Frist said: "The president made it very clear that he expects an up or down vote."

    Just about two hours hour earlier, Frist said he wouldn't schedule another vote on Bolton's nomination and said that Bush must decide the next move. Frist, R-Tenn., had said there was nothing further he could do to break a Democratic stalemate with the Bush White House over Bolton, an outspoken conservative who, opponents argue, would undermine U.S. interests at the world body.

    But he changed his tune after talking to Bush.;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-

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