Monday, August 01, 2005

President Appoints John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations

A recess appointment due to the continued filibuster by Senate Democrats. Watch it here. (Isn't it great that we don't have to rely on tv for raw news footage anymore?) Clinton made 140 recess appointments but Bush makes one and its "devious" and "shameless" according to people like Senator Edward Kennedy (D). The quote of the day however has to be from Frank Lautenberg, himself the beneficiary of a "recess appointment" when the (un)Democratic Party of New Jersey dumped Torricelli amid accusations of ethical impropriety just weeks prior to the 2002 elections and changed candidates in direct violation of New Jersey State election laws:
"It's sad that even while the president preaches democracy around the world, he bends the rules and circumvents the will of Congress in appointing our representative to the United Nations."
This from Lautenberg. What a hypocrite. And for the record, the will of Congress was circumvented when he and his demonrat buddies filibustered Bolton not once but twice.


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