Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Katherine Harris Hearts John Bolton

I wasn't going to even bother writing about the latest Katherine Harris email. Wayne Garcia did and this is the money quote.

WRONG ON BOLTON: Nelson's opposition to John Bolton as UN Ambassador is an insult to a widely-esteemed public servant who is boldly standing up for U.S. interests at the UN.

This is the same Bolton who said, "If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference." During the latest confirmation hearings, Senator Norm Coleman asked Bolton, "Ambassador Bolton, Now that you have been up at the UN for a while, gotten inside and seen how it works up close, have you come to think that some of your earlier views of the UN were misplaced, or think that some parts of the institution are better and other parts worse? What do you think now of the UN after being up there? Have your views changed at all?"

"Nope, not a bit," Bolton responded.

Bolton is so commited to world oeace that he skipped the U.N. Security Council mission to Sudan. Bolton used the time to speak at the conservative British think tank Centre for Policy Studies.

Bolton's explanation is mind-boggling.

My British counterpart is in Sudan today – or maybe in Chad, I forget which – where he is leading a Security Council Mission to Africa which I would have gone on, except that I had made a commitment to be here some months ago and didn’t want to break that...

Harris can keep backing Bolton. The two have been major PR disasters for the Republican Party. The former will never get elected Senator and the latter will never be confirmed.


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