Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Proof Is In ......
Anyone (looking at your pundits) who thinks that the 2006 election has made Bush in any way more accountable or ethical need only to read this to know otherwise:
It cost fund-raiser Sam Fox more than $4,600 for the ambassadorship to Belgium. Fox, a top Republican donor, gave $50,000 in 2004 to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that helped sink John Kerry's presidential campaign and spawned its own verb. That was enough for Democrats to vow to block his confirmation to the post. Bush withdrew his nomination last week, only to bring it up again while the Senate is out of session, allowing him to bypass it. Though USAT points out below-the-fold that the move will cost Bush in terms of his relationship to Congress, he may have figured he had little left to lose.
So that wackjob Sam Fox is our new ambassador!