It is priceless to see Senate Democrats hyperventilate over President Bush’s recess appointment of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
In order to appear outraged Democrats must forget that Bill Clinton made 140 recess appointments, including nominees who had already been rejected by vote of the full U.S. Senate.
Democrats must also ignore the irony of complaining about the President’s use of extrordinary Constitutional powers, when the whole reason Bush opted for a recess appointment is that the full Senate has been blocked from voting to confirm Bolton’s nomination by a Democrat minority making extraordinary use of Senate Rules.
During the August Congressional recess, while Ambassador John Bolton is hanging pictures in his new office at the U.N., Democrats ought to take a few deep breaths and try to come up with an idea or two; preferably something other than shreiking “NO” to every Bush initiative.