Bush appointed Bolton
as our UN ambassador as a recess appointment.
This is very, very bad, and excellent.
Bad, because we now have an ambassador that has a mandate from the President, but not Congress. That's embarrassing, and confusing for other countries. Fortunately, ambassadors don't really do that much except have spies for staff. Come to think of it, neither does the UN.
Excellent, because it drives a wedge between Bush and congressional Republicans, or ought to. For a guy who made it into office by a pretty thin margin, he is a long way towards appointing his horse a Senator and declaring himself a god. If Bush is going to act like a Caesar, it's better he have to do it in public than in private.
Slate made the interesting point that making Bolton an ambassador is probably less a calculated insult to the UN and more Condi Rice's way of getting him the hell out of the State Department, where he was causing real trouble...
Michael Bolton is an ambassador??????
Just freakshow just keeps getting sadder.
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are you a bored old single guy?? just wondering
You know, Bush's second term couldn't have gone better for me. He barely wins, then thinks he has a "mandate". That's what happens when you drink Karl Rove's kool aid. What does he do next? He takes on Social Security! Well thanks Bush! Along with his Alice in Wonderland perspective on Iraq, Karl Rove's leaking, the Bolton debacle, Tom Delay's ethics, etc. Ya gotta love the Democrats chance in 2006.
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