The Chuckster Strikes Again

July 29, 2006 at 1:27am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Not noted in the recent LJS article, but picked up from today’s The Washington Note:

I haven’t decided yet how I’ll vote on Mr. Bolton.

I wonder about this, especially since he supported Bolton in last year’s hearings. There are a few scenarios here I can think of at a minimum:

1) Chucky has actually decided he will vote for Bolton, but made this statement to create some suspense and attention knowing he can get some good press since the Senator from Ohio has changed his mind this time around.

2) Chucky is truly undecided because - as opposed to last year’s hearings when much (though far from all) of the criticism of Bolton was character-based - the record has since shown that since Bolton’s recess appointment, its become apparent that the guy hasn’t performed too well by anyone’s standards.

3) Chucky is truly undecided because he objects on constitutional grounds to the White House’s balking to provide material on Bolton to the Foreign Relations Committee for review.

4) Chucky has decided he will vote for Bolton, but has made this announcement to get some press (see #1), and is keeping his options open not so much for a presidential run, but for an appointment to Sec State in either a future Repub or Dem administration in 2008. 

5) Chucky is truly undecided (and will vote no) based on #2+#3, and is keeping his options open not so much for a presidential run, but for an appointment to Sec State in either a future Repub or Dem administration in 2008. 

My hope is #5, my guess is #4.

 

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