President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology. "This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform," Bush said....read on
This was a fairly obvious move by the President. If anybody thinks that Bush will ever care what the Senators, House, or the American people think are sadly mistaken. If he could recess appoint his Social Security plan he would. ( lol ) Cole thinks it doesnt matter either way.
I wonder given today's advancements with the internet(s) and 24/7 if Bolton's appointment now makes him look like a bigger lame duck than normal. The amount of coverage his nomination received was viewed world wide with endless discussions for and against him and I wonder if this sends a terrible message to the world. We have a democratic process, if it stalls the President acts like a King and makes the appointment anyway. Not that it hasn't been done in the past, but the visibility of it so much much higher now.
Arthur has more: PEOPLE JUST DONT GET IT: Most people seem not to understand that when we deal with the Bush administration, we are dealing with something unique, and uniquely dangerous: an administration which is fully committed to an ideologyan ideology that is entirely self-contained and completely self-referencing. It is not concerned with facts, evidence, logic and argument. It is concerned only with its own internal vision of the world, and how that world should be constructed and how it should operate.