Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another Looney Tunes Throws Their Hat In The Ring

What wears glasses, is known for it's mustache, and isn't averse to throwing their hat in to the ring for the Republican nomination in the 2012 campaign? No, it's not Sarah Palin (electrolysis helped with the facial hair), it's former Bush administration UN ambassador John Bolton.
This is the guy who deemed it perfectly alright for Israel to bomb Iran for it's peaceful development of nuclear energy. What a great president he'd make.
Bolton, who was a recess appointment who resigned after his term was up because he could never get confirmation for the position, is one of many neocons within the Bush administration, although he deplores the term neocon and prefers to be called a "bull-goose loony never nude chicken hawk", not because he, like so many other members of the Bush administration, avoided serving during the Vietnam War which he supported, but because he has a predilection for young boys.
Bolton's one major drawback is that he doesn't have the name recognition of a Romney, Pawlenty, or Huckabee, and people often confuse him with histrionic eighties singer Michael Bolton. Although, like many Republicans who have lost or quit their government jobs, he is an analyst on the Fox News Network. And many people who see his picture often mistake him for Yosemite Sam, especially when he's brandishing his handguns and shooting them in the air while shouting "Yahoo! There's black gold in them thar Middle East countries!"
Of course the 2012 field is filling up fast with failures and quitters such as Newt Gingrich,  Sarah Palin, and a host of other presidential hopefuls, who, like Bolton, don't really have a plan as much as they know they don't like what passes for a plan from President Obama. So we can all look forward to them criticizing the current system while carefully alluding to "change".


S.W. Anderson said...

In a better world, Bolton would be in an institution, and it wouldn't be the U.N. or any part of the U.S. government. Somewhere with high walls, bars on the windows and lots of staff in white coats would be more appropriate.

Dave Dubya said...

Bolton is a tool for inserting the neocon agenda back into the GOP and public discourse.

Fascism never sleeps.

Dr. Kiss Injure said...

My nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury can no longer be contained!

Tom Harper said...

I didn't know about this. The field really is getting overcrowded with Far Right wackjobs.

I thought President Palin and President Gingrich were the scariest words in the language. President Bolton -- I need a drink.

libhom said...

I wouldn't be shocked if Bolton became the GOP VP nominee, to give the ticket "foreign policy gravitas."