Tuesday, July 26

White House Signals Recess Appointment For John Bolton--Friday Night?

Took him long enough! Congressional aids are telling Reuters that the accouncement could come as early as Friday night, immediately after the Senate is scheduled to adjourn for the monthlong August break.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House signaled on Monday that
President Bush may bypass the Senate and appoint John Bolton, his embattled nominee for U.N. ambassador, to the post temporarily as hope faded for a Senate vote on the nomination.

UPDATE: On my expression, "Took him long enough" as a reader commented, his appointment could not be possible until after the Senate adjourns. Of course, this is correct, but in part, I was mearly expressing frustration at the constant obstruction by the Senate. Just wait until 2006!!