I have an idea!
The Bush administration said yesterday that Democratic senators should not expect to get the [classified] documents they are seeking before they will allow an up-or-down vote on John R. Bolton, whom the president nominated to be ambassador to the United Nations. [SNIP]
The documents sought by Democratic Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware and Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut are e-mail messages and other background material for congressional testimony Mr. Bolton was to give in 2003 about Syria's weapons programs and 10 foreign communications intercepts the nominee requested in his current role as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.[SNIP]
The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee have seen redacted versions of the intercepts, and concluded nothing could be learned from allowing Mr. Biden to see censored versions.Simple solution for the Democrat senators: send Sandy Berger in to get those Bolton classified docs. However, the good senators might want to wear a mask while reading the info; after the heist, the papers might not smell too good. Of course, neither does anything else in Washington, so our fair legislators might not notice the stench. Especially not this one:
Meanwhile Thursday night Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, raised another possible objection: She said she wants to see a list of clients of an outside consultant Mr. Bolton has employed in his current position.