Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Our Noble Lame Duck throws the gauntlet out again. He's put Sam "swift boat ad funder" Fox in the very spot he withdrew him from when the Democrats stood up against him:
On Wednesday, with Congress out of town for a spring break, the president used his power to make recess appointments to put Fox in the job without Senate confirmation.

This means Fox can remain ambassador until the end of the next session of Congress, effectively through the end of the Bush presidency.
Of course this is willfully provocative -- in fact that is the whole point, just to anger the Democrats because they are so fun to watch when they sputter ineffectively. Let me pile on while they flounder, because I know they will never have the guts to do this:

If they really had spines, they would meet on the first day of the next session, then promptly adjourn for two days. That would make Fox the shortest "recess appointment" in history. If Bush dared do it again, they should repeat their rapid adjournment. They should just keep it up until he caves in -- or the government has to shut down because no appropriations have been passed.

Fortunately for my delight in watching them squirm, they don't have the guts, so the Deciderer will get to grind his boot into their faces again. His supporters are hungry even for symbolic victories, and this one is like Double Death By Chocolate.

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