Friday, November 10, 2006

With Recess Appointment Set To Expire, Bolton Appears Unlikely To Win Confirmation From Senate

Key lawmakers said yesterday they would block the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, all but killing chances for him to remain in the post past December.

For nearly 20 months, President Bush has tried, unsuccessfully, to get Bolton confirmed in a job he has held since August 2005. Bolton then received a recess appointment after not getting enough support in the Senate.

Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Del.), the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and its presumed chairman when the Democrats take control of the Senate in January, said in a statement yesterday that Bolton's nomination is "going nowhere."

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), who was defeated in Tuesday's election, also said he would block Bolton's nomination. Without Chafee's support, Republicans on the committee do not have enough votes to recommend Bolton's confirmation.

"To confirm Mr. Bolton to the position of U.N. ambassador would fly in the face of the clear consensus of the country that a new direction is called for," Chafee said in a statement.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prediction.
Bolted Bolton and his pal Rumsfeld will wind up as top executives of Haliburton, or one of the other purely evil, Republican-dominated military contractors.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous madokie said...

I seen his ugly ass on cnn a little bit ago and he looked like he just found out his old lady was having sex with the mailman. he's gone and it won't be too dam soon.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous edwardlindy said...

BBC link to subject :
He would become the second high-profile member of President George Bush's team to leave after the polls, following Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6134734.stm

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder who Bush will tap to replace him

How about George Allen? He's a great diplomat. SARCASM

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how all you donks dont like a man who will not take any crap from America bashing nations. But then again you donks dont stand up for what is right. You only stand up for what is French.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

We only stand up for what's French? BWAAAAAAAA. Good one. Did Mark Levin teach you that joke? You repeat it well. Now roll over. Sit boy. Sit.

To stand up to the French, conservatives changed the name of French Fries -- which originated in Belgium -- to Freedom Fries. The result? All of France laughed at the U.S. for its stupidity. And, as it turned out, the French were right about Iraqi WMD and nuclear plans, and we were wrong. Yeah, the conservatives really showed France a thing or two.

Anonymous, you may very well be America's least educated person when it comes to politics.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Anonymous said...
wonder who Bush will tap to replace him

How about George Allen? He's a great diplomat. SARCASM


Yea, George can refer to all the dark skinned people of the U.N. as "Makaka" since he does not think it is a bad word. Besides, he just made it and to him it is an endearing word.

Ken Melhman or "mad dog" Santorium is now available!

5:53 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Seems to me that John Bolten is just the sort of strong, principled, no-nonsense individual that we need to represent us in the U.N. It would be a shame to lose such a capable ambassador.

For that reason alone, I'm thrilled to see that weak link, Lincoln Chafee, lose his re-election to the Senate. He was rarely supportive of his party's positions anyhow.

Truthfully, I'd rather my party be in the minority than have to have someone like Chafee consistently work against the Republicans. Had he kept his seat, he most likely would have pulled a "Jeffords" anyhow. Good riddance to him.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Realist said...

Good. I hate that Yosemite Sam piece of shit.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Nobody was more strongly against Bolten than Voinovich was, and he's completely changed his mind about him.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

I would also add that nowhere in any of the lib comments here can I find any intelligent, substantive, legitimate or logical reasons why Bolten is not qualified to be the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Pitiful. And you guys accuse conservatives of blindly following like sheep. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. :rolleyes:

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

I would also add that nowhere in any of the lib comments here can I find any intelligent, substantive, legitimate or logical reasons why Bolten is not qualified to be the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

OH YEAH? Well, you smell! so there, hahahahahahahaha. ;)

4:32 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

;)

2:37 PM  

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