June 20, 2005

DRY YOUR TEARS AND, BABY, WALK OUTSIDE:

Send Bolton to U.N. now - Bush (Reuters, 6/20/05)
President Bush demanded on Monday an immediate up-or-down Senate vote on John Bolton's nomination as U.N. ambassador, and top aides would not rule out Bush bypassing the Senate by issuing a "recess appointment" giving Bolton the post for 18 months.

"It's time for the Senate to give an up-or-down vote now," Bush said at a news conference with European Union leaders. "Well, put him in. If they're interested in reforming the United Nations, they ought to approve John Bolton."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hinted on Sunday that Bush could install Bolton to the U.N. post by appointing him during a congressional recess, which would allow him to serve through January 2007 without confirmation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 20, 2005 4:07 PM
Comments

Bush should do it. Bolton will make a constructive scene at the UN and provide an issue for the '06 elections. After the '06 elections, in which Bush will campaign hard, Dems will be rarer and their replacements beholden to Bush. Also cranks the tail of the ponderosi in the senate.

Posted by: Luciferous at June 20, 2005 4:24 PM

A John Doe lyric? Whooda thunkit?

Posted by: M. Murcek at June 20, 2005 4:51 PM
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