March 12, 2005


A terrifying envoy for the UN to handle: he tells the truth (Andrew Sullivan, 3/13/05, Sunday Times of London)

Every now and again you have to concede that Vice-President Dick Cheney has a sense of humour. The nomination of John Bolton, his hawkish ally at the State Department, to be the US ambassador to the United Nations was almost a practical joke on the liberal media.

Does Cheney get a kick out of observing the splutters from The New York Times? You bet. The editors of that august newspaper rose swiftly to the bait last week: “(Bolton) will undoubtedly do a fine job continuing the Bush administration’s charm offensive with the rest of the world. Which leaves us wondering what Mr Bush’s next nomination will be. Donald Rumsfeld to negotiate a new set of Geneva conventions? Martha Stewart to run the Securities and Exchange Commission? Kenneth Lay (the former Enron boss) for energy secretary?” Oh, the sarcasm.

But Cheney must have gained even more pleasure from this response: “(Bolton is) just about the most inexplicable appointment the president could make to represent the United States to the world community.” Who said that? John Kerry. Score! Sidney Blumenthal, the Democratic party apparatchik who is now writing for The Guardian, bested them all, calling Bolton a “neo-primitive”.

Is Mr. Sullivan in some kind of permasnit these days where he doesn't even acknowledge the President?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 12, 2005 7:55 PM


You taste so sweet.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at March 12, 2005 8:46 PM

Maybe Sullivan wants to marry Cheney's daughter.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at March 12, 2005 11:27 PM

It would be a marriage between two homosexuals.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at March 12, 2005 11:30 PM

Thus, homosexual marriage is legal and Sully should stop whining.

Posted by: Pat H at March 13, 2005 1:53 AM

Pat H: You got it.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at March 13, 2005 7:08 AM

It is a measure of the mental illness that is homosexuality that an intelligent person like Sullivan can be so obsessed with what other people feel about what he wants to do with his genitalia.

Posted by: Bart at March 13, 2005 8:32 AM