Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Revolt on Bolton

The Senate Committee on Foreign Policy has sent John Bolton's nomination as Ambassador to the United Nations to the Senate floor with "no recommendation." That was a good idea. Endorsing Bolton for the UN post would be like endorsing Cardinal Bernard Law for Archbishop of Global Roman Catholic Preschool Daycare.

Odds are, given the neo-conservative headlock on the Republican Party, that Bolton will pass a Senate floor vote. But the dramatic, bi-partisan committee opposition to his appointment was political capital well spent. If Bolton proves an embarrassment in the UN, opponents to the Bush administration will be able to say, "We told you so."

Maybe Bolton will do a great job in the UN. But that's kind of like expecting a pedophile priest put back in a parish environment not to molest children any more.

Go figure the odds.



  1. Anonymous1:44 AM

    Pelosi has done a procedural hold on Bolton. SO that the voting on him is delayed. First come da' judges. And, it's here that Frist's whip gets tested.

    It's one thing to frighten parishoners from the pulpit. But in a free country lots of people have walked out on that stuff. And, it's Dobson who thinks he's gonna win in this arena. Sometimes, I'm just flabbergasted.

    Does anyone remember Father Coglin? My spelling may be off. But he terrorized FDR and Truman. ANd, those were the days when Boston Catholics were whipped into frenzies that we now see going on with the Evangelicals down south.

    If this stuff wins I'm gonna be surprised.

  2. My guess is that the Buish masters want to tear down the UN and Bolton is the perfect guy to do the job for them.

    Thanks for posting,