Saturday, July 30, 2005

Recess Appointment

According to White House insider, W. is planning on appointing John Bolton next week during the congressional recess.

Is it just me or does that seem like George is playing divider, not uniter? I mean, there's something fishy about Bolton. No doubts about it. I was watching C-Span when Voinivich(sp?) was literally crying, pleading with his fellow republicans to help him block Bolton. And every single democrat is standing behind him, all of them saying that John Bolton is sketchy and the wrong man for the job.

So there has been this long, drawn out fight to place him inside the UN. And there's been no winner. The Republicans still don't have enough votes for cloture (they've tried more than once) and they can't get a vote on it.

As a reasonable person, what does that say to you? It says to me this, "There are enough people in the Senate who don't want this to happen for Bush to drop it."

Apparently, it says this to Bush, "Why can't he have an up or down vote? It's like they don't like him or somethin', think he's wrong for the job. Oh well. They don't know what they're talkin' 'bout. I'll just appoint 'im while they ain't lookin'."

What a sketchy president. I think once elected president it's your job to stop playing partisan politics and realize that even though half the country voted for you, the other half didn't and you have to represent them, too. I think that's why Clinton, and even H.W. and Reagan were way more succesful and well-liked presidents. They played toward the middle. They did things that I don't agree with, hell, they all have done things that downright piss me off. But they did try to represent the entire country, not a small, dogmatic splinter group inside of one part of a party. And that's the key. When you're in office, you represent everyone, not just those who voted for you.

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