Monday, August 01, 2005

The Godly One to annoint Bolton today 

They just can't help themselves, can they?

President Bush plans to sidestep the Senate on Monday and install controversial nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, an administration official said.

The appointment, which is expected during a White House ceremony this morning, would constitute a so-called recess appointment. Bush, who has refused to surrender the fight over Bolton, has the power to fill vacancies without Senate approval while Congress is in recess.

Under the Constitution, the recess appointment during this August's break will last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007.
(via WaPo)

Incidentally, none of us care that Bolton is "blunt, combative." Hey, I don't even care that if Bolton chases U.N. delegates "down the hall" (back)—after $70 million to investigate a blowjob, we've all "moved on," haven't we?

What I do care about is that Bolton lied to Congress (back), and that Bush never released all the documents Dems ask for, some of which would have cleared Bolton of the charge that he used intelligence intercepts for political purposes (probably for the W.H.I.G.).

That, and the fact that to these guys, "reforming" the UN means gutting it, and Bolton is one of the winger loons who believes in exactly that.

Anyhow, I give. Bolton's exactly the guy to represent America as it has become under Bush the Second. I'm sure he'll be a superb appointment.

NOTE Anyone want to start a pool on when the first Bolton puffpiece appears? I give it 45 days.

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