The Senate Committee on Foreign Policy has sent John Bolton's nomination as Ambassador to the United Nations to the Senate floor with "no recommendation." That was a good idea. Endorsing Bolton for the UN post would be like endorsing Cardinal Bernard Law for Archbishop of Global Roman Catholic Preschool Daycare.
Odds are, given the neo-conservative headlock on the Republican Party, that Bolton will pass a Senate floor vote. But the dramatic, bi-partisan committee opposition to his appointment was political capital well spent. If Bolton proves an embarrassment in the UN, opponents to the Bush administration will be able to say, "We told you so."
Maybe Bolton will do a great job in the UN. But that's kind of like expecting a pedophile priest put back in a parish environment not to molest children any more.
Go figure the odds.