Ok. I’ve had it. I’ve really had it. Almost two hours ago, President Bush appointed (the very unqualified) John Bolton to the represent the United States of America at the United Nations — IGNORNING the Senate Foriegn Relations Committee, who, with all Democrats opposed, and Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), was unable to send a recomendation to the floor. Even after filibusters–the President defies the Senate.
Bush said he was using his constitutional power. Where in the Constitution does it say that the commander-in-chief can use cheap tactics for partisan gain? And all you right-wingers out there, don’t tell me that he “has the right to make recess appointments”–sure he does–but there isn’t a soul out there that can’t defend Bush waiting UNTIL the Senate going on recess to appoint Bolton. There is no current pressing issue at the United Nations.
Both President Bush and “Ambassador” Bolton say we need U.N. Reform. Where did this come from, and what needs to be reformed in the United Nations? Ok, Oil-for-Food scandal. Gotcha. But what else? Does anyone hear anything from the UN? Last I knew, they were talking about Bill Clinton replacing Kofi Annan (that, I would enthusiastically support).
This is truly disgusting. With hardly any allies left, all we need is for John Bolton to alienate the United Nations, and further destory any hopes of salvaging decent foriegn relations abroad. Now with a majority in congress, and an unfit ambassador representing us all–not the administration–but the people of the United State of America, giving you and me a bad reputation to every country in the world–(remember, they believe we “elected Bush”…even though it was only you guys in the red states who elected Bush), what’s next on Bush’s agenda?
Who would I appoint? The only man other than Bill Clinton fit to represent the people of the United States of America at the United Nations. A diplomat with foriegn policy experience, and immense knowledge of the enviornment: Al Gore.