Remember this line from the 2nd Bush-Gore presidential debates?
President Bush made this admirable statement on October 11, 2000:
I just don’t think it’s the role of the United States to walk into a country and say, we do it this way, so should you. . .but I think one way for us to end up being viewed as the ugly American is for us to go around the world saying, we do it this way, so should you. . .I think the United States must be humble and must be proud and confident of our values, but humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out how to chart their own course.
Mr. President, where does John Bolton fit into that vision of confident modesty?
The answer is: he doesn’t.
You need to consider some of the nominees below — Alan Simpson, Heather Wilson, Carla Hills, Amo Houghton, Richard Haass, Lamar Alexander, Rita Hauser, and Doug Bereuter — for the important role of serving as America’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
Send someone with IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS and of whom AMERICANS CAN BE PROUD.
— Steve Clemons— Steve Clemons