Bush Defends Bolton Nomination
Friday, April 22, 2005
(SNN) Two days after the Republican led Foreign Relations Committee postponed plans to vote on the nomination of Bolton to the United Nations, President Bush prodded the Senate to confirm Bolton as UN Ambassador. Bush said that Bolton is "the right man at the right time for this important assignment."
Bush yesterday described Washington as a place where "sometimes politics gets in the way"
Bolton and Administration officials have said that the trouble with Bolton’s nomination comes from the concerted actions of liberals. Bush yesterday described Washington as a place where "sometimes politics gets in the way of doing the people's business." The White House is currently lobbying the three Republican Senators whose concern derailed Bolton’s Senate confirmation, but there have been reports of other liberals, such as General Colin Powell, working in the background to stop the nomination.
Bolton’s critics have accused him of having no respect for the United Nations, having little control over his temper, and being an abusive toady. Many of his former employees have said Bolton is a “really creepy guy”, a “madman”, “bizarre”, and a “no talent ass clown.”
Bolton is a “really creepy guy”, a “madman”, “bizarre”, and a “no talent ass clown”
One of the most telling accusations about Bolton comes from Melody Townsel, a former official with the US Agency for International Development. In a letter to the committee, she claims that 10 years ago, Mr. Bolton chased her through a hotel hallway, throwing things at her, and "genuinely behaving like a madman." In addition, Townsel contends that Bolton “throws things like a girl.”
Bolton has accomplished much in his career. A prolific songwriter, Bolton has penned songs for legendary artists including Barbra Streisand, KISS, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G., Cher, Peabo Bryson, Patti Labelle, among many others. He has also co-written songs with Bob Dylan, BabyFace and Diane Warren, and performed with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Percy Sledge, Wynonna Judd, and BB King.
Bolton has sold over 52 million albums and singles worldwide, and has won two Grammys for best male vocalist, and six American Music Awards among many other accolades.