Monday, August 01, 2005

Filibuster this!

It's official now: Foxnews is reporting that President Bush has just appointed John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Says the President:

"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about U.N. reform. So today I've used my constitutional authority to appoint John Bolton to serve as America's ambassador to the United Nations," Bush said, with Bolton at his side, during an announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

"I am sending John to the U.N. with my complete confidence ... His mission now is to speak for me on critical issues facing the international community. And he'll make it clear that America values the potential of the United Nations to be a source of hope and dignity and peace," Bush said.

Bush also made reference to his detractors:

"Because of partisan delaying tactics by a handful of senators, John was denied the up or down vote that he deserves," Bush said Monday.

There you have it. Bush did what he had to do and sent a clear message to those who were undermining his efforts that he wasn't going to play. THAT is the "new tone" I'm talking about. Taking notes, Senator Frist?