The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Senate 'hold' gets namechecked at Bolton committee meeting
The intervention of the day at yesterday's meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was, of course, that of Sen George Voinovich of Ohio .
Notable from my viewpoint is his reference to the hold he put on Richard Holbrooke's nomination by Clinton as UN Ambassador .
Holbrooke's nomination was held up for no less than 14 months by holds.
Why not Bolton's? Are they any holds entered  against Bolton right now?
Why aren't Democratic senators brandishing holds left, right and centre against these bad nominations and worse bills? Why hasn't the left of the blogosphere gone hold-crazy - in the same way it went Gannon-crazy over that queer GOP saddo?
As ever, this blog is essentially an exercise in self-education. So the answer in all cases is, I don't know.
But then, six months ago, I'd never heard of a Senate hold.
The UPI report linked above is the only report of yesterda's committee meeting that mentions Voinovich namechecking his Holbrooke Senate hold. Neither the LA Times piece or the Post piece does, for example.
Why not? Is it deemed too nasty and technical for the poor little reader? Or is it beyond the expertise of the poor little journo? (A problem I discussed in the context of the 'death tax'/Paris Hilton bill on April 15.)
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