Monday, April 25, 2005

About two weeks ago, David Brooks wrote one of his typically lame-brained columns, this time defending Bolton. He basically states there's a flawed UN and there's a fantasy UN, and Bolton is here -- like Superman in a cape -- to reform and save this troubled institution. What a joke! The fact is the UN will chew up this two-bit bully, with the diplomats there not standing for his oafish, a-hole behavior (in stark contrast to the many underlings who have been forced to eat his sh*t over the years).

Look, the UN is much like Churchill once described democracy: to paraphrase, democracy is flawed, but it's better than anything else we have available. If Bush truly hates and wishes to reject the UN, then he should've nominated no one. Let the post go unseated -- that would have driven home his point with impact. Barring that, you must then nominate someone who at least will work with the institution to which he or she will serve. You don't nominate someone who has made inflammatory comments that the institution itself would not be missed if it disappeared off the face of the planet.

Also, the true core of the controversy has nothing to do with his willingness and drive to reform the UN -- admittedly, something that does need to occur. No, instead it's about his bullying tendencies and inappropriate behavior to obfuscate and attempt to alter intelligence. The latter is FAR different from the former and on this specific point, he must be rejected. For the last 4+ years, we've seen too much of this bullying to get one's way -- from the GOP-led mob in FLA 2000, to the lead-up to Iraq, to the current threats directed at judges.

Enough already. As with juvenile thugs on a playground, it's time for the more mature and fair-minded adults to show-up on the scene and put an end to the bullshit.

By the way, make sure to read Frank Rich's column on Justice Sunday. An excerpt:
The "Justice Sunday" mob is also lying when it claims to despise activist judges as a matter of principle. Only weeks ago it was desperately seeking activist judges who might intervene in the Terri Schiavo case as boldly as Scalia & Co. had in Bush v. Gore. The real "Justice Sunday" agenda lies elsewhere. As Bill Maher summed it up for Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show last week: " 'Activist judges' is a code word for gay."

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