CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE….News from Capitol Hill:

  • How’s the Bolton nomination coming along? According to the New York Times, his former boss Colin Powell has been chatting with Republican senators and has “made clear his concerns with Mr. Bolton on several fronts, including his harsh treatment of subordinates.”

  • How’s the energy bill coming along? Republican Richard Pombo, chairman of the House Resources Committee, mistakenly thinking he was speaking privately despite the fact that a CNN reporter was standing right next to him, told a colleague, “This is bullshit.” Apparently he’s not a fan of hydrogen fuel.

  • Finally, how’s the “nuclear option” coming along? The Washington Post reports that two filibusterable candidates were sent to the Senate floor today. A showdown is now imminent.

Isn’t Washington a delight?