The Beatification of John Bolton
Ok, look, I can understand why there are those who support Bolton’s nomination, or who might be frustrated at the lack of an up or down vote. However, my basic argument remains: his lack of confirmation is moot, and ultimately not that important, so why get so worked up about it?
In scanning some of the Blogospheric reactions to the situation, I came across the following at Atlas Shrugs which well-illustrates the absurdity to which this “debate” has reached:
My thoughts on Bolton. It is by the grace of Gd that a man of Bolton’s character and caliber has not walked away from the miasma of mediocrity, the slings and arrows of the “looters and moochers” who aren’t fit to wipe his boots. “The hatred of the good for being good.”
He stays and fights the great fight. Unbelievable. Another indication that there is a Gd. And that the men that Ayn Rand wrote of really do exist. Bolton is one of those men.
Some perspective: the man is up for UN Ambassador, not Pope.
This kind of reaction to a public servant, any public servant always creates a bit a conflict in my mind: part of me wants to laugh and part of me wants to be very concerned that this kind of devotion exists for some distant member of the government.
And a side note: I think that Ayn Rand wouldn’t appreciate the references to God alongside references to her and her beliefs, even if the “o” is removed.
But in all seriousness: we desperately need some perspective on this issue (amongst many others…).
[Cross-posted at PoliBlog]
h/t: for the Atlas Shrugs link goes to Wake up America