Tuesday, April 19, 2005

There is no conceivable amount of money worth telling the world that you were beaten up by Liza Minnelli

Mark Steyn, as usual, gets right to the heart of John Bolton's nomination to be US ambassador to the UN:
As for the job Bolton's up for, what would make Barbara Boxer and Joe Biden put their hands on hips? Child sex rings run from U.N. peacekeeping operations? Sudan sitting on the Human Rights Commission while it licenses mass murder in Darfur? Kofi Annan's son doing a $30,000-a-year job but somehow having a spare quarter-million dollars to invest in a Swiss soccer club? There are tides in the affairs of men when someone has to put his hands on his hips and toss his curls. And, if the present depraved state of the U.N. isn't one of them, nothing is. Unlike most of the multilateral blatherers, John Bolton is hip to that.

Read it all, and laugh at our elected representatives. Then think about who is paying for this lunacy.