John Bolton Will Not Serve in Obama Administration

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton: "I will say this, unequivocally: I would not work in Barack Obama's administration."

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton: “I will say this, unequivocally: I would not work in Barack Obama’s administration.”

I’m sure they’re scrambling for Plan B as I type.

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Comments

  1. Pug says:

    I’m sure Obama would say the same thing, just as unequivocally.

  2. Yet another disillusioned pawn says:

    And in other current news: General Franco is STILL dead.

  3. Tano says:

    This is too funny.

    But it does have a more serious side. He made these comments in the context of bashing John Huntsman for serving in the Obama administration. Bolton’s basic position is that you would need a crisis on the scale of WWII – certainly not anything we have now – in order to legitimately work for an administration of the other party. Just one more step in the process of tearing the country in two…

  4. James Joyner says:

    @Tano: Agree. The subject for another post, methinks.

  5. Anderson says:

    Bolton’s basic position is that you would need a crisis on the scale of WWII – certainly not anything we have now

    But wait, I thought Islamofascism was an existential threat, the most deadly the U.S. has ever encountered. Damn slippery neocons!

  6. mattb says:

    Nicely put Tano…

  7. legion says:

    I feel comfortable making a blanket statement that anyone who puts party before country is effectively a traitor, and can not be trusted in any government position.

  8. Franklin says:

    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton: ”I will say this, unequivocally: I would not work in Barack Obama’s administration.”

    Does he realize that this statement makes me more likely to vote for Obama in 2012?

  9. Franklin says:

    Also, what Tano said.

  10. Neil Hudelson says:

    I’ll just go by my old stand by: If John Bolton is against it, I’m for it.

    It also works if you insert “Donald Rumsfeld.”