Friday, May 13, 2005

More on Bolton and Mr. Peepers

David Brooks wrote yesterday on Bolton's nomination saying the transcripts from the new investigations stemming from the abuse allegations don't hold water --no one fired and no careers damaged. The conflicts over policy; with Bolton upholding the Administration.

If Bolton was the office bully, it seems spooky others at State would be such Mr. Peepers that they couldn't deal with him. Risks are high, stakes are huge; if you can't deal with abrasive people maybe you shouldn't be in the Foreign Policy business after all.

Might be best if the Senate launched an investigation into how many Mr. Peepers we have at State. Staff who would let themselves be intimated by Mr. Bolton had Bolton been what others claimed. That strikes me as more worrisome.

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