Bolton Known to Some as the Un-Diplomat

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-bolton8mar08,1,4624719.story
     
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    the palindrome of Bolton is 'Notlob'. it don't work.
     
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    What better way to give the finger to the UN than to send an ambassador who hates them!

    Same logic that says What better way to show Iraqis our support for human rights than by sending an ambassador who's violated them time and again!
     
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    Bolton is not a palindrome. Madam is.
     
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    I can't believe you of all people didn't pick up on the Monty Python reference.
     
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    You missed the Dead Parrot Sketch? :eek:

    Maybe you were only resting.
     
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4389639.stm

    What do they know? They're only diplomats.
     
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    Well, well, well, well, well. Look at what David Corn turned up about John Bolton:

     
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    The UN deserves a better representative from the US, too.
     
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    From The Guardian:

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    Yikes. It's as if the John Birch Society has taken over our government.
     
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    what a guy!

    link

     
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    Mystery solved? Bush said in an interview in 2003 (as quoted in the Mobile AL Register):

    For those who need a reminder, "Get us out of the UN" is the slogan of the John Birch Society. I hope nobody needs to be reminded who they are.
     
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    But there's more! (Isn't there always more?) Some of the background I was able to dig up:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...F0C768EDDAF0894DB404482&incamp=archive:search

    http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2003/s895373.htm
     
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    He's the right kind of guy for this administration, he will do absolutely anything they want him to without guilt or remorse it seems. I can't say that I am able to muster any form of respect for people who are so willing to sell themselves with no thought or concern for anybody else.
     
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    New allegations from a Texas businesswoman that Bolton tried to threaten and intimidate her in regards to a contract.

    In response, Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chuck Hagel has stated he is troubled by the allegations and may vote against Bolton...though at present he's still leaning towards approval.

    Keep your fingers crossed, folks. The vote may be coming up as early as tomorrow.
     
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    link

     
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    In a deeply flawed sort of way.

    In the end, I don't think any of the "dissident" Republicans on the committee will end up voting against the nomination. In fact I think the unhappy noises they're making now are nothing more than cover -- so later on they can have it both ways. At best they're signaling to the administration not to send them anymore terrible nominees like Bolton, but even that I doubt is the real message.
     
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    Ding, ding, ding... we have a winner!

    The Dems put up a big stink, the centerist Republicans raise some questions, and the guy gets the job anyway despite being completely unqualified and the exact wrong guy for the job. Witness Condi and Alberto. Of course, they had racism accusations to fall back on (as if anyone complained about Powell, but he, you know... didn't suck). Bernie Kerik was not so lucky. Perhaps this nutcase will meet the same fate.

    Even if that story about him chasing and threatening that girl isn't true.
     
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    Possibly. Voinovich was a moderate Republican when he was mayor of Cleveland, a little more conservative when he became governor of Ohio. I hope the "moderate" part is what we're seeing here.
     

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