Bolton Bumped

Monday, August 01, 2005

President Bush waited exactly five seconds after Congress went into recess before elevating embattled nominee John Bolton to the United Nations, to the disgruntlement of many Democrats.

Was this a wise move? Frankly I don't believe it's all that important but is Bush's right to exercise. It's an appointment to the U.N., not the Supreme Court.

Regardless, many are angry at Bush for bypassing the Senate so I would like to remind those that President Clinton was no stranger to the recess appointment as he made 140 of them during his two terms according to an article from today's Associated Press.