April 26, 2005
The buzz in Washington is all about filibusters, John Bolton and Tom Delay.
About filibusters, we don't know yet if Senate majority leader Bill Frist has the votes to prevail to change the senate rules to allow for majority votes to confirm judges.
And, if he does, we don't know if he'll allow the rules to be changed.
On John Bolton, liberals are trying to smear a highly-qualified man by suggesting he doesn't worship the U.N. and may have spoken harshly to subordinates.
Hey, even Kofi Anan has said Bolton is right for the job.
The U.N. needs reform and Bolton can offer an important voice in that process.
As for Tom Delay, the hypocrites are out in force.
Democrats have taken more trips than Delay, financed by the same sort of people who financed Delay's trips.
All of a sudden they're saying it's wrong - not for them, but for him.
They refuse to allow the ethics committee to meet because they know it would examine some of their people, too, and they don't want that.
So the blood sport of politics continues.
Don't ask me how any of this will turn out.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.