Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush Gets His Guy

The economist commented on the recent appointment of John Bolton to be ambassador of the United Nations.

The man George Bush appointed this week to represent America at the UN isn’t boring, and he certainly isn’t bewildering. What he thinks is never hard to guess, because he uses the bluntest, most vivid language available. Life in North Korea, he has said, is a “hellish nightmare”. Of the body to which he is being sent, he has said it would make no difference if its New York secretariat building lost ten storeys, and that “There is no such thing as the United Nations.”

Although Brandon Brewster is correct in citing the constitutional significance of the phrase "advice and consent", recess appointments are not unusual. In fact, every president makes scores of them and Bush has already made over 100 in his first term.


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Brandon Brewster said...

Bush's recess appointment shows a complete disregard for the Constitutional process of "Advice and Consent" by the United States Senate.

I seen this one coming a mile away though. Karl Rove said on Scarbrough Country that Bush "would have his ambassador one way or the other." I think many a'folk seen this one.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger wfoley said...

Democrats in the White House wouldn't want to forego the option of making recess appointments. Every president does it. But there is a price: The appointee, lacking the legitimacy of Senate approval, operates in a shadow.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Brandon Brewster said...

But this appointment is different. There is a bipartisan consensus that is against the appointment of John Bolton.

Even the President's own party is opposed to this maniac, President Bush knows that Bolton will not gain the consent of the United States Senate, but he appoints this man during a recess period anyway?

The question we should be asking ourselves is this: Does President Bush wish to have John Bolton prove his worth during the recess period so that he 'will' gain the consent of the United States Senate?

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Voinovish is the only Republican that would definitely vote against Bolton. Maybe a couple suprises would emerge, but not too many. There was no chance of rejection.


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