July 25, 2005

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE NEXT TIME KARL MAKES THE FRONT PAGES:

White House may sidestep Dems on Bolton (TERENCE HUNT, July 25, 2005, AP)

Frustrated by Senate Democrats, the White House hinted Monday that President Bush may act soon to sidestep Congress and install embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on a temporary basis. [...]

Some in Washington had expected Bush to give Bolton a recess appointment over the Senate's July Fourth break. But Republicans said negotiations with Democrats were ongoing, and a recess appointment, should it come to that, probably wouldn't occur until August. There has been no sign of a breakthrough in recent days.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 25, 2005 5:15 PM
Comments

My prediction: By that point the Dems and their media allies will be too punch drunk to kick up much of a fuss about Bolton.


Posted by: H.D. Miller at July 25, 2005 7:34 PM

Hopefully, he can time the appointment to coincide with the moment the first oil-for-food indictments come down. That would keep the Democrats busy for a while, as they try to come up with a logical attack strategy.

Posted by: John at July 25, 2005 9:51 PM
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