A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Friday, May 13, 2005 Voinovich on Bolton: GOP Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio suggested that had nominee John Bolton had a short fuse that would have got him fired in the private sector.
This analysis of what is a fireable offense in the private sector comes from a man who hasn't held a private sector job since 1967.
Voinovich was very successful, and popular, as Mayor of Cleveland and Governor of Ohio before going to the Senate. I believe he's positioning himself as a centrist candidate for 2008, creating the image of a reasonable guy with a proven track record of winning middle-of-the-road and Democrat votes. You can NOT get elected Mayor of Cleveland without winning Democrat votes, and lots of them. I think he has carefully chosen the issues on which he's been a "maverick". I have a post on my blog about this.