Anti-UN Psychopath No Longer UN Ambassador
Next step is to get some anti-Federal government Republicans out of the Federal government but this is a good start. Republicans are still good at spinning things, though. Spinning the complacent media, anyway...
Second paragraph of the article:
Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record), a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton.
Sounds at least kind of bi-partisan, right?
"Despite the support of a strong bipartisan majority of senators, Ambassdor (typo in original) Bolton's confirmation was blocked by a Democratic filibuster, and this is a clear example of the breakdown in the Senate confirmation process," [White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino] said.
Same article, nine paragraphs later. No challenge to that comment in the article, either by juxtaposing it against facts that contradicted it or by providing a single quote by anyone, Dem or Repub, contradicting that statement or justifying the fact that they weren't going to confirm Bolton. There's a quote from Perino touting Bolton's 'accomplishments' at the UN, and nothing in the article that validates those 'accomplishments' or quotes any critics of Bolton's policies.
By fnord12 | December 4, 2006, 10:22 AM | Liberal Outrage
now now. aren't we being a bit harsh? psychopath? i mean, bolton's an idiot and an asshole, but he's no bill frist.
The most publicized allegations came from Melody Townsel, a woman who worked with Bolton in Moscow under a government contract in 1994. Townsel told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Bolton chased her down the halls of a Moscow hotel, threw a tape dispenser at her, made disparaging remarks about her appearance, left threatening letters under her hotel door, and pounded on her door and yelled at her.