Charming and unexpected, particularly from someone at CNN. Well done.

Bush is going to try to get him a floor vote before the new Congress is seated, but even if Chafee caved and they moved him through committee, the Dems have votes to spare for a filibuster. Two congressmen have suggested outgoing Rep. Jim Leach, a Republican from Iowa, as a possible compromise candidate to replace Bolton. Leach voted against the resolution authorizing war in 2002, supports bilateral talks with North Korea, and had not a single harsh word to say about a National Intelligence Estimate being leaked to the Times in October. Where, exactly, is the “compromise”?

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