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Bolton Out

So Spring cleaning comes at the start of winter in the Bush White House. It's the legacy thing: “I am deeply disappointed that a handful of United States Senators prevented Ambassador Bolton from receiving the up or down vote he … Read More

By / December 4, 2006

So Spring cleaning comes at the start of winter in the Bush White House. It's the legacy thing:

“I am deeply disappointed that a handful of United States Senators prevented Ambassador Bolton from receiving the up or down vote he deserved in the Senate,” Mr. Bush said. “They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time.”

Bolton's nomination as America's representative at the U.N. was always considered only slightly better than that of Harriet Miers (remember her?) to the Supreme Court. Only a handful of conservative stalwarts — Bolton friend Bill Kristol among them — thought this ambassadorial appointment wise, let alone as "tough-minded" as those who think alienating everyone in one's workplace connotes toughness or mindedness at all.

That said, prepare for another doppio shot of "realism."

Michelle Malkin, Pam at Atlas Shrugs weep like fans of "Arrested Development."

 

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