Monday, August 01, 2005


As the Senate has been stalling on his nomination, President Bush has made the decisive move to have John Bolton appointed UN ambassador in recess capacity. Of course the usual suspects are howling.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, characterized Mr. Bush's move as "the latest abuse of power by the Bush White House". And pray tell Senator Reid, what are your thoughts about the abuse of power by the Democrats in the House & Senate?

But, as WC Varones mentions, there were no complaints from the Democrats
when President Clinton used a recess appointment to make James Hormel ambassador to Luxembourg... or when he used a recess appointment to put Roger Gregory on the 4th Circuit... or when he put Bill Lan Lee in as Assistant Attorney General over the objections of the Senate.

Now that there appears to be a glimmer of hope for overhauling the kleptocracy of despots that is the UN, perhaps we should contemplate the fate of the, soon-to-be-former ;) UN building with this list from The Man

Top 10 Uses For the UN Building

10. Additional nesting space for Pale Male's babes
9. Yet another Starbucks in the area
8. NYC's first Wal-mart Supercenter
7. Anything other than the UN
6. The new Iraqi embassy
5. World's largest bodega
4. More overpriced apartment studios
3. Headquarters for the 2016 Olympic bid committee
2. New York City's GOP Headquarters (probably only needs a few hundred square feet)

and the #1 use for the UN building
1. An East Side Football Stadium


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