TWN will have an amazing roster of guest-bloggers. I will be hovering in an undisclosed location, trying to improve the world in some modest ways.
But I will be reading, occasionally (perhaps) chiming in — and hoping hard that Karl Rove does not exploit my absence to send Bolton to the United Nations without the Senate’s seal of approval.
For those who are hyperventilating that Friday evening, it is all going to happen (and of course, it might), still read today’s White House press briefing with Scott McClellan:
Q Last week you sort of indicated that there was no recess appointment for Bolton in the works. Now there seems to be a change in the atmosphere. Can you clear that up? Is he going to get a recess appointment?
MR. McCLELLAN: Nothing has changed in terms of our views about John Bolton.
Q That you want an up or down vote?
MR. McCLELLAN: We believe he ought to have an up or down vote. Nothing has changed in terms of that view.
Q So he’s not going to get one?
MR. McCLELLAN: Nothing has changed at this point.
Nothing has changed.
Hmm…it’s so hard to tell when the White House is being straight with the American people and when it is hiding the ball.
But still, the “hint” that a recess appointment was around the corner seems to have disappeared.
More later. . .from me, and lots of interesting other bloggers — some brand new to the sport.
Dave Meyer, one of Washington’s premier political researchers and blog coordinator extraordinaire, will be serving as the grand host this next week and a bit more.
— Steve Clemons