Little Green Footballs

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Get ready for the meltdown!

If you thought the 'Lizards' took the news of humiliating defeat in the mid-term elections badly, they're going to need counselling and suicide hotlines to deal with this!!

New York -- NewsMax has learned that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will likely leave his post next month.

After a rocky series of Senate confirmation hearings, Bolton was sent to the U.N. by President Bush in August 2005 under a recess appointment. That allowed the president to bypass Senate confirmation while it was in recess, but the appointee could only serve for the length of the current Congress which is set to expire at year's end.

There had been indications that Bolton might win Senate confirmation after the election when several key votes might be open to favoring Bolton. But the GOP's apparent loss of the Senate has doomed that hope.

"This nomination is dead and we have known it for several days," a source close to the U.S. mission to the U.N. tells NewsMax.
Source: NewsMax

UPDATE: James Wolcott points and laughs at the meltdown at Pam's place. Worth a laugh.


Richard said...

I'd love to believe this is true. But the NY Times specifically wrote today that the White House said it was intending to submit his name once again to the Senate during the current session. So is that meant to save face for poor Johnnie boy who's about out the door? Or is yr. story wrong?

It's be a nice thought to get a UN ambassador who doesn't make fellow members madder 'n shit every time he opens his mouth.

Pilsen Books said...

The outgoing Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) is blocking it.