Ambassador Bolton - What Did They Expect?
What exactly did these folks expect? They claim that the FILIBUSTER is their constitutional right - a phrase they throw around quite loosely. But when President Bush, who has tried to play nice-nice with these heel-nipping Democrats for nearly half a year JUST TO GET AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE, then decides to exercise HIS constitutional privilege as President? Watch out - because THAT is simply NOT FAIR!
Sen. Christopher Dodd predicted Bolton's credibility at the world body would be damaged by the recess appointment, since Bush was unable to get the nomination through the Senate. Wait a second...should we not then reassemble the Senate and take a vote? Guess who would win THAT little contest?
SO we have Ambassador Bolton until January 2007...a strong presence in the corrupt and chaotic United Nations, while otherwise we would have had no official ambassadorial representation until AFTER the silly minority came back to work in the Senate.