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(Un?)intended Consequences

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 1:33 pm - November 10, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections

One of the greatest losses as a result of Tuesday’s Republican debacle is that of the last sane voice in the United Nations, recess-apointed John Bolton. Ambassador Bolton has been a voice of reason and sense, speaking truth to a corrupt organization while still holding true to the original precepts of that once-great insitution.

Alas, loser Lincoln Chafee (one Republican I’ll say who actually did desrve to lose this year) has put the kibash on the re-nomination announced by the White House the other day.

The great shame and embarrassment for Captiol Hill Republicans (okay, well, one of them) is that it was in deference to Chafee himself that the renomination was earlier tabled. The reasoning was that, to better endear himself to voters in far-left Rhode Island, the leadership should not put him on record as having supported this sage man, which he did last year, but for some reason (perhaps not having the sniveling George Voinovich’s dress behind which to hide this time?) flip-flopped on support.

It’s anybody’s guess what drove this pathetic man to change his opinion on a man for whom even leftists Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton had shown support. Was it sour grapes for Chafee that he decided, as one of his last official actions as a Senator was to stab America in the back by denying us this most qualified UN Ambassador we’ve had in my lifetime? Was this a parting blow to a President or conservative establishment who Chafee might have thought didn’t support him fervently enough against an actual conservative, Steve Laffey, in his state’s primary?

Whatever the reasoning, on behalf of the Nation and Freedom-loving people everywhere, thanks, Senator Chafee, for the slap in the face. Enjoy your retirement, and choke on it.



  1. Thank you Chafee for listening to Americans who overwhelmingly want someone else in that seat. That is, after all, what democracy is all about or has that changed in the last six years?

    Comment by Inthemajoritynow — November 10, 2006 @ 2:48 pm - November 10, 2006

  2. Really? I don’t recall Bolton’s name being on the ballot anywhere. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty certain that’s correct because I read everything on mine when I voted…

    Comment by John — November 10, 2006 @ 8:08 pm - November 10, 2006

  3. Pity about Bolton, he’s a good ambassador to the UN. That bunch doesn’t need sunshine and unicorns, no they need to a ball-kicker like Bolton and to fear the stache!

    Comment by John — November 10, 2006 @ 8:11 pm - November 10, 2006

  4. Colorado:

    Two words for you: spell check

    And umm, Schumer and Clinton now (ahem) support him? Voting for cloture is not the same as supporting him. Well okay, yes, they did support him when the vote came up on the floor of the Senate, er…no wait! there’s never been a vote on his nomination!

    While Chafee’s action might have been an outgoing ‘kick in the teeth’ to our President, I guess he feels he’s been screwed over by Bush and the Republican leadership for so long, he felt like it was pay-back time.

    And thank goodness! With Chafee’s kibosh, Bolton’s a gonner, since our Dear Leader cannot ‘recess appoint’ him again. Sad really. (sniff)

    Comment by tonto_cal — November 10, 2006 @ 9:47 pm - November 10, 2006

  5. Maybe Bolton and Chafee can go on the road together, since they’re both out of a job now. They can be the new Matalin and Carville.

    Comment by Carl — November 10, 2006 @ 11:18 pm - November 10, 2006

  6. It will be easy to judge Mr. Bolton; let his successor spend a year and a half on the job, and then compare. Don’t judge too soon! It will take more than a year for the new guy’s various shady back room deals and horrifying compromises with our enemies to see the light of day.

    Mr. Bolton, thank you. We’ll miss you.

    Comment by Michael Devereaux — November 13, 2006 @ 1:02 am - November 13, 2006

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