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July 13, 2005

Bolton Counting Unhatched Chickens

Now, I like to play pretend as much as the next girl. Prince Charming will appear. He'll wisk me away in his economical hybrid car, then he'll settle down to the more mundane duties of house-husbandry. We'll while away the hours drinking Rolling Rock beer and watching hockey with our precious little puppy dog.

But the National Hockey League and the players still haven't come to an agreement and I haven't met Prince Charming. Therefore, I haven't begun clearing off the shelves for his Bruce Springsteen album collection.

Despite the fact that he hasn't been confirmed and there's some serious contention in the Senate regarding his confirmation, these kinds of trifles are not impeding John Bolton from planning for his stint as Ambassador to the United Nations.

Two months ago, while his confirmation was in trouble, Bolton began
efforts to double the office space reserved within the State Department
for the ambassador to the United Nations, according to three senior
department officials who were involved in handling the request.

Previous ambassadors have kept a small staff in Washington in a modest


But Bolton's efforts to obtain more space have encountered resistance.
Two colleagues said Bolton's request was inappropriate because he had not
been confirmed.

I can understand getting all atwitter in happy anticipation of things to come, but really. Is this necessary now?


  • At July 13, 2005, Blogger kelley b. said…

    You have to wonder at his arrogance.

    Prediction: neither Bolton nor Rove will step down.

    Nor will Bu$h ask for them to do so.


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