The post title is from a song by Clem Snide, that has this lyric:
They asked him
“Hey, where’s this bus going?”
And he said, “well, I’m really not sure”
“Well then how will you know where to get off?”
And he said, “the place with the most allure”
It looks like the place with the most allure, at the moment, is no testimony from Bolton. Aides are saying that the only firm vote for witnesses is Mittens, and the Angel Moroni and his wife both know that firmness is not his strong suit. Murkowski is meeting with McConnell this morning to stare slowly at the swinging watch, and the Post is casting McConnell’s position as he “did not yet have” the votes to block Democrats from calling witnesses.
If I had to put money on it, I’d bet that Bolton doesn’t testify. Letting Democrats ask Bolton questions under oath is just too dangerous to the whole enterprise. Though, I have to admit that not letting him testify will lead to hundreds of campaign ads smashing the weaker Republicans who don’t vote that way, so I’m not 100% sure.
It’s pretty common to know how something is going to turn out in the end. The ring had to go back into the fires of Mordor, Harry had to kill Voldemort, Samantha and Endora had to burn Darren at the stake after one martini too many, and Trump’s gonna skate. But god damn can there be a lot of filler material in the middle.