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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 09:25 PM
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51. Possible Republican SWAY VOTES
In the original post:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/15/101542/050

There is a response by bfa that references this link:
http://www.thewashingtonnote.com

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Endorsing or working against Bolton's nomination is not a partisan matter -- or should not be. There are lots of Republicans irritated by the carelessness of this nomination by President Bush. But what has played in much of the press -- around the entire nation -- is that the U.S. Senate is about to confirm a person who demonstrates tendencies that seem "monstrous" to some. In a nation where people value fairness, civility, balance, and decency -- supporting Bolton raises other potential costs for Senators.

Workplace issues matter to much of the country, and strangely enough, the public is paying attention to the degree that Bolton's bombastic and vindictive style run counter to America's highly-valued workplace ethic.

Thus, on the Republican side, there are many Senators -- including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, George Voinovich of Ohio, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, maybe more -- whose commitment to Bolton has become "less robust."


Below is my letter to Senator Murkowski.

Dear Senator Murkowski,

Regarding the Bolton nomination:

Is there any way to confirm or deny the reports of seemingly insane behavior by this man in the work environment?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/15/101542/050

You have been mentioned by some as a Republican who may be more dedicated to your constituents and your country's best interests than the party line.

Please help find out the truth about Bolton and if he is as unfit as it seems he is, do your best to block his nomination. Surely, there must be someone better qualified for this crucial post.

For a Republican state, Alaska has shown a lot of common sense and seems not to fall into the partisan lines of other red states.

As a Democrat I rarely write to "the other side" but I think bi-partisan cooperation on crucial issues is very important. I hope we can all work together to bring this country back to a place where we can be proud of Americans again.

So many of Bush's appointments have been people who show real conflict of interest or real biases that make them unfit to have been considered in the first place. I think your party has an even stronger interest in putting a stop to these abuses of power that make the World look at US as a nation who has no respect for other countries unless there is something in it for US.

The USA used to stand for true Democracy, but Democracy isn't something you shove down another country's throat, it's rule of the people and Bush isn't listening to US at all. Are you? Do you care? I hope so.

God bless you and give you the strength to make the best decision in this matter.

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