Conservatives in the Senate continue to struggle against the tide, opposing ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty. In this, they now have the support of the Senate GOP leadership, which augurs well. But the position of some senators remains concealed beneath the surface.
A few calls among foreign relations committee members reveals that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is aboard with ratification. Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is undecided, but is listing to port — “leaning” in favor of LOST.
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has yet to set his course, according to a spokesman. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Sununu (R-N.H.) must have fallen overboard, as they have still not responded to inquiries made last week. I have just played out a line today to Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to see where he stands.
I’ll raise a flag when I’ve caught some answers.