Bolton Confirmation Dead
Steve Clemons reports that the White House’s bid to have John Bolton confirmed as our UN Ambassador before his recess appointment expires is dead, with the cancellation of a last-chance meeting previously scheduled this afternoon.
This is one of the more bizarre excercises in which we engage. The chief reasons to oppose Bolton for the post have little to do with Bolton but rather the fact that he an aggressive spokesman for the administration’s foreign policy. Given that this is essentially the post’s job description, not confirming him on those grounds is silly. Not at least going on record with an up-or-down vote is cowardly.