It would seem not.
Sen. Voinovich Unsure of Bolton, Vote PostponedThis is getting to be a broken record. Committe Republicans are stared down by a "solid phalanx of Democrats" and Chairman Lugar pleads for "trust" just as Chuck Hagel and George Voinovich cower in fear.
WASHINGTON -- Senators agreed to an unexpected delay Tuesday in voting on John Bolton's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations and said they intend to take a close look at fresh allegations against him.
The decision closed a rancorous session in which Republicans first sought to push Bolton through the Foreign Relations Committee and Democrats resisted. "We'll all have to trust each other," said Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the committee chairman, in sealing the unanimous agreement.
Republicans hold a 10-8 majority on the panel, and Lugar had sounded confident early in the session that he had the votes to prevail.
But Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and George Voinovich of Ohio, both expressed reservations about a quick vote - as did a solid phalanx of Democrats. (link)
And a good man - John Bolton - is told to put his life on hold until further notice.