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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Dodd to Bush: Don't appoint Bolton (too late Sen. Dodd)

Now that he has no cards left, Senator Christopher Dodd has resorted to begging in a last ditch attempt to persuade President Bush not to appoint John Bolton as UN ambassador next week. According to CNN, Dodd is deeply troubled and urging Bush to reconsider:

"I would hope the president would think a little longer about this from his perspective," Dodd said on "Fox News Sunday." "I just think Mr. Bolton's the bad choice here. ... He's damaged goods. This is a person who lacks credibility."

"This will be the first U.N. ambassador since 1948 that we've ever sent there under a recess appointment," said Dodd, the senior senator from Connecticut.

It's the first time we've HAD TO do this since 1948, Sen. Dodd. You brought this on yourself when you and your colleagues blocked the nomination.

Democrats say Bolton does not have the diplomatic skills for the post, arguing he has dismissed the value of the United Nations and often intimidated subordinates until they agreed with his viewpoint.

And hopperbach says that Bolton DOES have the diplomatic skills for the post, arguing he has dismissed the value of the United Nations and often intimidated subordinates until they agreed with his viewpoint.

Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell appreciates these qualities as well:

"Bolton's exactly what the U.N. needs at this point. The president's right on the mark in picking him," McConnell said on "Fox News Sunday."

Amen. We need a bulldog dealing with these bureaucrats, not a chihuahua. Way to go Mr. President.