Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My Life Is But To Serve, Your Majesty

Senator Frist shows the dogged independence of the Senate — a completely independent branch of our democracy.

Senator Bill Frist, the leader of the Senate’s Republican majority, abruptly reversed himself after a meeting with President Bush today and said he would schedule another vote on the nomination of John R. Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations.

“The president made it very clear that he expects an up-or-down vote,” Dr. Frist said at the White House, after lunching with the president.

“The decision in talking to the president is that he strongly supports John Bolton, as we know, and he asked that we to continue to work,” Dr. Frist said. “And we’ll continue to work.”

Sources say that Dr. Frist began the lunch by asking, “What kind of sycophant would you like me to be, Mr. President?”