Monday, August 01, 2005

Bolton to the United Nations

President Bush used his constitutionally protected authority to name John Bolton as a recess appointment as the Ambassador to the United Nations.

Of course the radical left wing and the main stream media are having kittens over this.

TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent reported Bolton's appointment this way:

President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the
United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.

Of course the "five month impasse with the Democrats" isn't spelled out as a obstructionist fillibuster designed to avoid allowing the whole Senate to vote on the appointment. But when the President uses his constitutionally granted power to make recess appontments it's reported as "sidestepping the Senate".

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., sharply criticized the move.

"It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N," Kennedy said."

Senator you swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States when you took office. I would like to reaquaint you with a section of the constution that you have apparently forgotten.

Article II Section 2 Paragraph 3 - The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Can we infer from Senator Kennady's comments that he believes that following the Constitution of the United States is a "devious maneuver" designed to evade Senate Authority? Or is he just too stupid to understand what the document that he swore to uphold says? Or does he fully understand that President Bush's recess appointment of John Bolton is allowed under the Constitution but he is such a political hack, who will pass up no chance to slander and defame the President that he will tell any lie that comes to mind?

My opinion of President Bush's recess appointment of John Bolton?

About Damned Time!

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