Tuesday, August 02, 2005

John Bolton's personal gravitas

In an editorial in The New York Times, written by Editorial Writer, Condoleezza Rice is commended for her astute move in getting John Bolton out of Washington. Mr. Writer also comments that the talks with North Korea have proceeded quite nicely since Mr. Bolton left the State Department. Mr. Writer goes on to criticize Ambassador Bolton's lack of personal gravitas and legitimacy. I think that Mr. Writer is referring to the type of personal gravitas as exhibited by Jacques Chirac, Kofi Annan, Benon Sevon, Al Franken,Al Gore, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Dick Durbin etc. What strikes me first about this list is that they are all losers. Discredited by their embarrassing defeats or failures or by massive corruption, or all three. It would be my view that we should perhaps applaud the decision to send a man to the UN who seems to be lacking those personal attributes and that history. What was it Lincoln said when informed of Grant's drinking? "Find out what he drinks and send some to all my commanders."

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