Finally, the Republican Party showed that they have one of those long things in the middle of their backs, you know... that knobby thing.
Indeed the presence of spine was confirmed by standing up to the media blitz and the Democrat spin cycle - and voting out of committee the nomination of John Bolton for Ambassador to the United Nations.
Who knows? Maybe they will have the courage to move forward on the Nuclear Option to stop judicial nominees from being filibustered.
Best news of all: the strong message to the Congress (and, frankly, the world) that President Bush and his administration will stand behind its nominees and not back down at the first sign of resistance. Bravo!