A line from The Godfather, "Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fishes," comes to mind.
US Ambassador the UN (Interim) John Bolton will not be confirmed to his recess appointment. Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI) stood up and said he would vote against him. It's odd that the White House chose to send this zombie out to the Senate for a vote; maybe they're trying to get all the losing out of their system as quickly as possible, or maybe it's more like the head is cut off, and the body is still walking. I don't know. I have previously referred to Bolton as, variously, The Terminator, as the premier apocalyptically parodic Neocon hitman, and as a raging ass (see BushCo Fall Season Program Guide). He was and is all these things. He was their Luca Brazzi, only not as nice-tempered, and it's beyond me why they would send their most loyal enforcer on a mission of sure humiliation and political death. But they did. Steve Clemons over at The Washington Note, who was ostensibly sent from the future to destroy Bolton, is chortling with glee. What the American public always wants is a tragedy with a happy ending. And this is one.