Welcome to Medary.com Friday, July 12 2024 @ 02:59 PM CST

Bolton to get recess appointment

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 2,543
Reports say President Bush is set to install known meanie John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. via the seldom-used recess appointment. It's seldom used because, as surprising as this may sound, the U.S. Senate actually does come around to doing their job of "advise and consent" more often than not. But sometimes, like now, they are simply derelict in their duty.

"Advise and consent" does not mean "passive-aggressive refusal to consider (i.e. vote on) nominees which require Senate confirmation." Hey, Senate, if a position is important enough to require the Senate to vote on nominees, isn't it important enough for, well, um, the Senate to VOTE ON IT??? That's kinda the key element of a democratic government--he/she who has the most votes, wins.