Tuesday, October 23, 2012
“The hirsute and somewhat elderly gent keeling over in the G.O.P. green room was John Bolton”
Mitt the Shape-Shifter Falls on Obama’s Bayonet
In 2005 and 2006, [John Bolton] spent a year and a half camped out on the East Side trying to insult as many U.N. officials (and foreigners in general) as he could. In reaction to questions about why Romney had enlisted head cases like Bolton to his foreign-policy team, his flacks frequently pointed to the presence of less fearsome figures, such as Robert Zoellick, the former head of the World Bank. But who knew that Romney had also enlisted Katrina vanden Heuvel and Kofi Annan as advisers? Not I, anyway.
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