Monday, August 01, 2005

Bolton in a China Shop

Officials: Bush to Name Bolton to U.N.

WASHINGTON - Frustrated by Democrats, President Bush will circumvent the Senate on Monday and install embattled nominee John Bolton to be ambassador to the
United Nations, two senior administration officials said.

Bush has the power to fill vacancies without Senate approval while Congress is in recess. Under the Constitution, a recess appointment during the lawmakers' August break would last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007.

"Frustrated by Democrats." Both houses are controlled by Republicans, and Bolton hasn't been filibustered. But it's those nasty Democrats' fault.

Bush has decided to unilaterally appoint someone that the American People don't like and don't want.

And BECAUSE he has been appointed by fiat, he will be viewed by the UN as having no real backing in the United States. Which is true - he doesn't.

That, coupled with the fact that Bolton is the least diplomatic human being on the whole planet - a man with no sense of compromise, a major temper problem, a control issues - leads to the obvious conclusion: this will be a disaster.

And it will be one more disaster that is owned entirely by George W. Bush.

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