Monday, August 01, 2005

Bush Appoints Bolton as U.N. Ambassador

After 5 months of partisan obstruction by Senate Democrats, Pres. Bush gave a recess appointment to John Bolton to serve as U.N. Ambassador through the end of next year. Bush faced 2 choices: make the recess appointment or allow the Democrats to obstruct a necessary appointment because they disagree with Bush's foreign policy. He made the right choice.

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) showed his usual lack of class and ignorance of the Constitution (the Constitution specifically provides for recess appointments) by saying that the recess appointment was an abuse of power. The real abuse of power was the Senate Democrats' refusal to allow an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Bolton, a vote they knew they would lose.

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