Dems Block Bolton, Citing ‘Sesame Street Memo’
by Scott Ott

(2006-06-17) — Another newly-released secret memo has forced Democrats to continue to filibuster the confirmation of John Bolton as U.N. Ambassador, according to Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, who will hold unofficial hearings about the memo.

Just days after The Sunday Times of London published the so-called ‘Downing Street Memo’ which reveals the opinions of a source known as ‘C’ (reportedly Richard Dearlove, the head of British intelligence), the Washington Post said it will print a document it called the ‘Sesame Street Memo’ which is ‘brought to you by the letter ‘B’ and by the number ‘9’.’

Post reporter Bob Woodward broke the story of the existence of the Sesame Street memo, which recounts a conversation between the unnamed ‘B-9’ and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, referred to in the memo as ‘Oscar’.

‘The important thing about both the Sesame Street and Downing Street memos,’ said Mr. Woodward, ‘Is that each provides a catchy, shorthand phrase for referring to vague, unsubstantiated charges in a way that sounds fresh.'” – Scott Ott

Stay tuned to Sesame Street as the saga continues within that august body known as the US Senate — has anyone spotted Sen. B. Byrd lately without his respirator?