Thursday, April 05, 2007

Kerry's Abuse of Power

I'm thinking all sides were playing poorly on this one, but it entertains me to no end to see John Kerry get so upset about this. A week ago we saw news (opinion) like this:
John Kerry is feeling all warm and fuzzy today because he got a little revenge, which as we all know is a dish best served cold and in cold blood. Both criteria were met today when Kerry was able to relish his revenge on a guy named Sam Fox, when the president withdrew the name of Fox for consideration as the ambassador to Belgium.

Fox is a big Bush supporter, a Republican contributor from St. Louis. Once upon a time he made a contribution to a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. He gave them $50,000. Bad luck. When it came time for him to get his political payoff, an ambassadorship to Belgium — where one can spend one's time enjoying hundreds of different local beers, gin, and wildly rampant anti-Americanism — Fox will not get his ambassador's sash because, well, because John Kerry sits on the Senate committee which passes on ambassadorial appointments. More importantly, Kerry's friends control the committee and in fact the entire Senate. Bad timing for Sam. If he could only have come before the committee before last November when things were friendlier for contributors to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
No doubt, Kerry was playing political games, where he should have recused himself from involvement since it is more than clear that he couldn't be unbiased against the nominee.

Then yesterday rolls around and we have this:
President Bush named Republican fundraiser Sam Fox as U.S. ambassador to Belgium on Wednesday, using a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress, where Democrats had derailed Fox's nomination.

The appointment, made while lawmakers were out of town on spring break, prompted angry rebukes from Demo-crats, who said Bush's action may even be illegal.
"It's sad but not surprising that this White House would abuse the power of the presidency to reward a donor over the objections of the Senate," Kerry said in a statement.
Anyone want to join me in a chorus of "He's a Jolly Damn Hypocrite?"

No doubt Bush is playing the political game on Kerry's level, and now Kerry is crying foul.

I just like it because it upsets Kerry so very much.

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