The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, May 26, 2005

Voinovich's half-conscience returns

It's always nice to see a member of Congress do the right thing in front of his peers. But it loses its edge when that member could have done it earlier and do greater effect.

Sentor Voinovich of Ohio is pressing fellow Republicans to vote against John Bolton as a nominee. And went so far as to start getting teary-eyed while asking his colleagues to think long and hard about the significance of their vote and what's at stake in terms of America's sorry reputation abroad. If only he'd shown such passion when he could've sunk Bolton's nomination in the first place....

Some video of his speech (2 megs):