Bush Backdoors Bolton
Monday, August 01, 2005
(SNN Washington) President Bush went around the Senate to appoint John Bolton as UN Ambassador. This appointment comes amongst accusations that Bolton is abusive and volatile.
Bush says that Bolton is the ideal man to represent the United States in the United Nations. "This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform," Bush said. Bolton, in turn, had positive things to say about President Bush. “I think he’s an incompetent boob that couldn’t even get one stupid nomination pushed though the senate,” Bolton said.
The recess appointment is an emergency power granted to the President, allowing him to appoint a temporary ambassador when Congress is in recess. According to the Constitution, the appointment will last until the next session of Congress starts in January 2007.
Bush blamed Bolton’s lack of appointment on a “handful” of senators, who were being obstructionist. In this case, a handful is the over 40% needed to filibuster a candidate, including members moderate filibuster busting coalition headed by John McCain. “Because of partisan delaying tactics by a handful of senators, John was unfairly denied the up-or-down vote that he deserves,” Bush said.
Delaying tactics included the demanding of papers from Bolton’s tenure at the state department
Delaying tactics included the demanding of papers from Bolton’s tenure at the state department, which they said would be incriminating. Despite the fact that the Bush administration continuously told these Senators that they were not going to get information about Bolton, they insisted that they know something about the candidate.
In accepting the appointment, Bolton gave the UN the highest praise that he could ever give an organization. “The members of the UN are a bunch of dumb jerks that I can really push around,” Bolton said. “I plan to push the whole f*cking building into the East River.”