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    Bolton to Step Down

    Just got a news alert from a local TV stations that President Bush has accepted the resignation of John Bolton effective when his recess appointment to the UN expires.

    Don't know if this is standard procedure or if Bolton or Bush has decided that Bolton will no longer be the UN Ambassador.

    If that's the case, it's too bad. Bolton is an in-your-face progun guy.

    He's the guy who told them at the UN Small Arms Conference that the US will absolutely have no part in a treaty that would deny our citizens right to keep and bear arms.

    I wonder what an appointee acceptable to Pelosi would have said in the same situation. . . . .hmmmmmmmmmm.

    Hope Bush doesn't wimp out when appointing the permanent guy.

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    That's a shame. He got a lot of points in my book when I read that he would start Council meetings without people if they were late. Pissed a lot of diplomats off and anyone that heckles the UN is cool in my book.
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    I liked Mr. Bolton! A regular no nonsense, no BS guy!
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    He was just the next head to roll. The congress is under new management and the Bush administration seems to be playing along.
    The People voted for change and thats what they're getting. It's going to be an interesting couple of years.
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    Craze, that is exactly what I'm afraid of.

    Bush will appoint an "acceptable" person for the nomination.

    Also, in two years we will probably end up with a moderate President (Dem or GOP) who believes in "reasonable" gun control. That becomes a big deal with the Democrats in control.

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    dang it

    Bolton was a Great American.
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    Ambassador Bolton was a recess appointee, which means one of two things have to happen: 1) He could stay on as US Amb to the UN, if he were confirmed by the Senate -- he couldn't get approved in a Republican dominated Senate, he wasn't going to get approved in a Democrat dominated Senate. 2) As a recess appointment, if he is not approved, his term expires when the current Congress recesses. It's not a blanket appointment, a recess appointment is there to allow the President to fill a position temporarily until approved by the Senate.

    Be that as it may, his resignation is not a good thing for the US in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    If that's the case, it's too bad. Bolton is an in-your-face progun guy.

    He's the guy who told them at the UN Small Arms Conference that the US will absolutely have no part in a treaty that would deny our citizens right to keep and bear arms.
    Hear hear! Bolton was a good thing for American gun owners.


    I wonder what an appointee acceptable to Pelosi would have said in the same situation. . . . .hmmmmmmmmmm.
    I don't even wanna think about it.

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    I heard on the news last night that the dems refused to confirm him,looks like the dems are already getting even.He was 1st good man we've had there,the rest were apologists and worthless. sj

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    Our Ambassador will tell the UN whatever Bush gives him to say. Frankly, with todays communications technology, I fail to see the need for Ambassadors.
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    Angry

    I would like to see the u.n get the hell out of our country and go to some communist country where they would feel right at home. sj

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    Well, maybe one day we'll all get to take up arms against the UN.

    Look at it this way. If we have someone in there who will control how much the U.N. gets to dictate to the U.S., great. And if, without someone like Bolton, we end up subject to a lot of "intolerable acts," hopefully that will just result in a huge swelling of anti-UN sentiment and then... So you know, maybe the loss of Bolton will hasten the end of the UN's meddling with America.
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    lets hope so Jeff. sj

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    Maybe Kerry Should Take The Position...

    the World couldn't keep up with his 'flip-flops'...
    He'd keep 'em busy trying to figure out what he meant...
    His 'before and after' votes would certainly keep 'em guessing...
    And they woudl never be able to figure out his 'jokes'(?)...

    I know, the guy is a very wealthy 'zero'...just making a point...

    With all the changes since the election...we are NOT moving 'forward'...

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    Unhappy

    It was a RINO that held up Mr Boltons conformation in the Senate committee, The word was, He had enough support if it would have come to a vote in the full Senate!! IMO the Rep's screwed this one up. Idea, move the UN to West Africa or Afghanistan so most of the members are nearer home!!

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