I love Betsy Newmark’s description of the recess appointment of Sam Fox, who John Kerry blocked due to his contribution to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
Apparently, it’s fine for them to block his nominations for ideological or purely self-centered reasons, as in Senator Kerry’s blocking of Sam Fox to be Ambassador to Belgium because he had donated to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth but he shouldn’t dare defy them by exercising his prerogative for recess appointments. They exercised their prerogatives and now he’s exercised his. They’ll just have to deal with it. And Senator Kerry has been revealed once again for the balloon full of vindictive, yet self-satisfied hot air that he has always been.
Read the rest of her post about the benefits of being a lame duck here.