The fascinating thing about the John Bolton fight is that Bolton is a second priority on most lists when compared to the fight over Bush’s judicial appointments.

Whereas Dick Cheney’s wing of the White House doesn’t realize that good diplomacy and a sustainably winning strategy requires losing the less important battles, many in the Senate — on both sides of the aisle — see it that way.

For those of you who want to follow what the “Stop Bolton Activists” are up to, they have a new notification and alert board up here. — The Washington Note (There’s more from Clemons, predicated on the filibuster fight that’s been averted, but Bolton may still end up a casualty of the compromise. A girl can hope.)

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