Bush Called Bolton “A Good Man” and Stands by Nominee


This is getting interesting. Didn’t Bush also look into Putin’s eyes and see a good man?
Bush’s team is trying to make this about White House infallibility. It’s sad that the White House can’t step back and study the many reasons why there is so much national indigestion about the Bolton nomination.
As I said yesterday, three weeks more of investigation and analysis will be painful for the nomination of John Bolton — and I’m sure that those concerned have every interest in making sure that the issues are clear.
From a CNN Report:

President Bush on Thursday urged senators to “put aside politics” and confirm John Bolton as the country’s new U.N. ambassador, calling him “the right man at the right time for this important assignment.”
“Sometimes, politics gets in the way of doing the people’s business,” Bush said in a speech to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America convention in Washington. “Take John Bolton, the good man I nominated to represent our country at the U.N.
“John’s distinguished career and service to our nation demonstrates that he is the right man at the right time for this important assignment,” Bush said. “I urge the Senate to put aside politics and confirm John Bolton to the U.N.”

Has the President read the dossier?
— Steve Clemons