04 December 2006

Strange Bedfellows

You may or may not have noticed that the Blogging for Bolton button is gone from the sidebar. That is because John Bolton has tendered his resignation to a disappointed President George Bush.

"I'm not happy about it," Bush said during a farewell appearance at the White House. "I think he deserved to be confirmed. The reason I think he deserved to be confirmed is that I think he did a fabulous job for the country."

President Bush told Mr. Bolton that he would be missed, adding "You've been a stalwart defender of freedom and peace."

Madame Hillary has all but thrown her hat into the ring for the 2008 election. Having just won a second term as New York Senator, Clinton is "reaching out to her colleagues in the New York delegation and asking for their advice and counsel and their support if she decides to make a run," according to top adviser Howard Wolfson.

If she should win, I know several people who should be in public places for the swearing in ceremony. Just to have a good alibi.

President Felipe Calderon has been sworn in - and at - down old Mexico way. He endured catcalls and "brawling lawmakers" as he took the oath of office. California governer Arnold Schwartzenegger was on hand for the ceremony and dubbed it "good action".

His opponent for the election, Lopez Obrador, was less enthusiastic. After loosing by less than one percentage point, Mr. Obrador declared himself to be Mexico's "legitimate President" and set up a parallel government. "I won't respect a thief, and I will always call him that" said Mr. Obrador.
Photo of Mexican President Felipe Calderon

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