Monday, December 04, 2006

Bolton Resigns

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Effective at the end of his term:

Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton.

...Although Bush could not give Bolton another recess appointment, the White House was believed to be exploring other ways of keeping him in the job, perhaps by giving him a title other than ambassador. But Bolton informed the White House he intended to leave when his current appointment expires, White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.

Too bad. Bolton was the kick in the ass the UN needed and his work is far from done. He called the UN on their penchant for bashing Israel and was an all around pain for Kofi and his cronies. I hope Bush can find another position in the government for him because he's the type of person we need.

Update: More at Hot Air.

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