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Posted By: freda underhill
21-Jun-05 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Senate stymies Bush on second UN envoy vote

Staff and agencies
Tuesday June 21, 2005 The Guardian

The White House attempt to push through the confirmation of its controversial choice of John Bolton as UN ambassador was blocked yesterday for the second time by Democrats in the Senate.
The vote left President George Bush facing difficult choices about how to proceed, with analysts saying it could leave him appearing weak when his popularity is falling in the opinion polls.

Mr Bush left open the possibility of appointing the outspoken hawk temporarily during a recess. A so-called recess appointment would only last through the next one-year session of Congress - in Mr Bolton's case until January 2007.