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Saturday, March 24, 2007
That's Gotta Hurt
I have sort of a mixed opinion about former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton. On the one hand he seems like a tool, and the kind of arrogant prick that our president adores (when they agree with him). On the other hand, there is something that appeals to me in sending a guy to the UN that hates the UN. He might be more inclined to try and get things done so he can get the hell out of there.
I know a lot of people that hate John Bolton's politics, but when he was to be renominated a few months back, there was a lot of teeth-gnashing and wailing that Bolton must go! And I was fine with that, but I did ask one simple question:
Is he doing a good job as our ambassador to the UN?
Not "Is he doing what you would want him to do," but in terms of doing the day-to-day duties, is he doing badly? And honestly, no one could really tell me anything negative about his job performance. He's gone now, but I found it interesting all the same.
That being said, he's free to travel around and go on talk shows, as he did with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last week. It was pretty good, but there really isn't enough time for Stewart to kneecap Bolton as he did with those smug wonks on Crossfire.
But apparently in the UK. a guy named Tony Benn does have that kind of time, and with audience question time thrown in, Bolton got filleted.
This, by the way, is one of the reasons I've not been allowed on the BBC in over seven decades.
posted at 11:20 PM
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