Going to Bat for Bolton

Don QuixoteJust for fun, I thought I’d turn the tables on a blog dedicated to stopping Bolton’s nomination. I’m not going to link to it – the knaves – but I will tell you it’s a group affiliated with The World Federalist Movement, those lovely folk dedicated to the takeover of the US by the UN.

Given their agenda, it’s no wonder they find Bolton’s complaints about the sexual abuse and corruption of UN blue birds so offensive. They list his disgust with the UN’s business as usual as one of his “blunders.”

The one-world folks – the transnationalists – want Bolton out of there. And they may well have their way. Bolton was in Washington this weekend, meeting with senators in an attempt to save his ambassadorship. But there are too many vested interests who know how dangerous he is to changing the paradigm; he’s got to go. And there are far too many who are determined to make President Bush look bad, no matter what the cost, even if it’s the further erosion of our soveregnity.

The Administration has sent Bolton’s nomination back up to the Hill anyway. One has to admire them for trying. Bolton is the best thing since Jeanne Kirkpatrick served in the same post. Of the UN, former Ambassador Kirkpatrick said:

As I watched the behavior of the nations of the U.N. (including our own), I found no reasonable ground to expect any one of those governments to transcend permanently their own national interests for those of another country.

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal. Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God.

The one-worlders, groups like the American-based (as in based right across the street from the UN building) World Federalist Movement, find Bolton offensive? Imagine what they’d do now to Kirkpatrick.

Here’s an amended phone script that one of the stop Bolton sites uses as its prompter for those who call to protest the idea of Bolton’s continuance in office. I changed it a little so you can use it to call in to register your voice for Bolton.
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Word is, the White House may try an end run around the Foreign Relations Committee and do a second recess appointment of Bolton while the swollen plutocrats are off for Christmas. It may give Joe Biden apoplexy. John Kerry will shake his finger and give endless lectures. You and I could write the screeches speeches he will give at the drop of his lucky hat if the Executive branch does appoint Bolton again.

Anyone know if Bolton is financially sound enough to work without pay? Because that is what it will cost him for this work-around of the advise and consent procedures. Unless of course, Representative Jefferson is willing to loan him a little cold cash to tide him over.

In the meantime, here’s what to do: Call and make your voice heard. And let them know what you think of our appropriations for the UN while you’re at it.

Phone Script

When on the phone with Senator’s office, you won’t be speaking with the Senator. You’ll be calling a staff assistant whose job it is to answer the phone, find out what YOU care about, and pass your views along to the Senator.

CALLER: Hello, my name is (name) and I live in (hometown). I’m calling because I want the Senator to support John Bolton. Our U.N. Ambassador has been standing up for the United States and the cause of liberty, and is doing a great job.

STAFF: Assistant will either state the Senator’s position or volunteer to pass along your views.

CALLER: Great, thanks. Let the Senator know I’ll be keeping track of his/her stance on the issue.

Here are the current members of that esteemed and august body, the U.S. Senate, along with their phone numbers. Those listed in red are on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, so they are more important and should be contacted first, since they are the gatekeepers on whether or not this nomination ever reaches the floor. Anyone taking bets with Joe Biden in charge and John Kerry bringing up the rear?

The “web” links are to the contact pages on their individual Senate websites.

Alabama R  Jeff Sessions (202) 224-4124 web   R  Richard C. Shelby (202) 224-5744 web
Alaska R  Lisa Murkowski (202) 224-6665 web
  R  Ted Stevens (202) 224-3004 web
Arizona R  Jon Kyl (202) 224-4521 web
  R  John McCain (202) 224-2235 web
Arkansas D  Blanche L. Lincoln (202) 224-4843 web
  D  Mark L. Pryor (202) 224-2353 web
California D  Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553 web
  D  Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841 web
Colorado R  Wayne Allard (202) 224-5941 web
  D  Ken Salazar (202) 224-5852 web
Connecticut D  Christopher J. Dodd (202) 224-2823 web
  D  Joseph I. Lieberman (202) 224-4041 web
Delaware D  Joseph R. Biden Jr. (202) 224-5042 email
  D  Thomas R. Carper (202) 224-2441 web
Florida R  Mel Martinez (202) 224-3041 web
  D  Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274 web
Georgia R  Saxby Chambliss (202) 224-3521 web
  R  Johnny Isakson (202) 224-3643 web
Hawaii D  Daniel K. Akaka (202) 224-6361 web
  D  Daniel K. Inouye (202) 224-3934 web
Idaho R  Larry E. Craig (202) 224-2752 web
  R  Mike Crapo (202) 224-6142 web
Illinois D  Richard Durbin (202) 224-2152 web
  D  Barack Obama (202) 224-2854 web
Indiana D  Evan Bayh (202) 224-5623 web
  R  Richard G. Lugar (202) 224-4814 email
Iowa R  Chuck Grassley (202) 224-3744 web
  D  Tom Harkin (202) 224-3254 web
Kansas R  Sam Brownback (202) 224-6521 web
  R  Pat Roberts (202) 224-4774 web
Kentucky R  Jim Bunning (202) 224-4343 web
  R  Mitch McConnell (202) 224-2541 web
Louisiana D  Mary L. Landrieu (202) 224-5824 web
  R  David Vitter (202) 224-4623 web
Maine R  Susan M. Collins (202) 224-2523 web
  R  Olympia J. Snowe (202) 224-5344 web
Maryland D  Barbara A. Mikulski (202) 224-4654 web
  D  Paul S. Sarbanes (202) 224-4524 web
Massa. D  Edward M. Kennedy (202) 224-4543 web
  D  John F. Kerry (202) 224-2742 web
Michigan D  Carl Levin (202) 224-6221 web
  D  Debbie Stabenow (202) 224-4822 web
Minnesota R  Norm Coleman (202) 224-5641 web
  D  Mark Dayton (202) 224-3244 web
Mississippi R  Thad Cochran (202) 224-5054 web
  R  Trent Lott (202) 224-6253 web
Missouri R  Christopher S. Bond (202) 224-5721 web
  R  James M. Talent (202) 224-6154 web
Montana D  Max Baucus (202) 224-2651 web
  R  Conrad Burns (202) 224-2644 web
N. Carolina R  Richard Burr (202) 224-3154 web
  R  Elizabeth Dole (202) 224-6342 web
N. Dakota D  Kent Conrad (202) 224-2043 web
  D  Byron L. Dorgan (202) 224-2551 email
Nebraska R  Chuck Hagel (202) 224-4224 web
  D  E. Benjamin Nelson (202) 224-6551 web
Nevada R  John Ensign (202) 224-6244 web
  D  Harry Reid (202) 224-3542 web
New Hampshire R  Judd Gregg (202) 224-3324 web
  R  John E. Sununu (202) 224-2841 web
New Jersey D  Frank R. Lautenberg (202) 224-3224 web
  D  Robert Menendez (202) 224-4744 web
New Mexico D  Jeff Bingaman (202) 224-5521 email
  R  Pete V. Domenici (202) 224-6621 web
New York D  Hillary Rodham Clinton (202) 224-4451 web
  D  Charles E. Schumer (202) 224-6542 web
Ohio R  Mike DeWine (202) 224-2315 web
  R  George V. Voinovich (202) 224-3353 web
Oklahoma R  Tom Coburn (202) 224-5754 web
  R  James M. Inhofe (202) 224-4721 web
Oregon R  Gordon H. Smith (202) 224-3753 web
  D  Ron Wyden (202) 224-5244 web
Pennsylvania R  Rick Santorum (202) 224-6324 web
  R  Arlen Specter (202) 224-4254 web
Rhode Island R  Lincoln Chafee (202) 224-2921 web
  D  Jack Reed (202) 224-4642 web
S. Carolina R  Jim DeMint (202) 224-6121 web
  R  Lindsey Graham (202) 224-5972 web
S. Dakota D  Tim Johnson (202) 224-5842 web
  R  John Thune (202) 224-2321 web
Tennessee R  Lamar Alexander (202) 224-4944 web
  R  William H. Frist (202) 224-3344 web
Texas R  John Cornyn (202) 224-2934 web
  R  Kay Bailey Hutchison (202) 224-5922 web
Utah R  Robert F. Bennett (202) 224-5444 web
  R  Orrin G. Hatch (202) 224-5251 web
Vermont I  James M. Jeffords (202) 224-5141 web
  D  Patrick J. Leahy (202) 224-4242 email
Virginia R  George Allen (202) 224-4024 web
  R  John Warner (202) 224-2023 web
W. Virginia D  Robert C. Byrd (202) 224-3954 web
  D  John D. Rockefeller IV (202) 224-6472 web
Washington D  Maria Cantwell (202) 224-3441 web
  D  Patty Murray (202) 224-2621 web
Wisconsin D  Russell D. Feingold (202) 224-5323 web
  D  Herb Kohl (202) 224-5653 web
Wyoming R  Michael B. Enzi (202) 224-3424 web
  R  Craig Thomas (202) 224-6441 web

Make your voice heard. Even though we are up against a hubristic bunch, it is important to do the principled thing. They won’t even admit they listen, but they do. Their lifeline depends on it.

9 thoughts on “Going to Bat for Bolton

  1. Great Dymphna:

    No time like the present to keep Bolton at the Bat.

    The 910 Group will focus on this (as well as its other missions — I’ll post the link here on GoV to the 910 Forum.)

    Good to have the telephone list like this — very handy — and we can use it for the next action campaign!

  2. The two senators that we should focus on are Voinovich and Hagel. Chafee will vote against Bolton out of pure spite, he lost his reelection bid. Those are the two key members on the Foreign Relations Committee. I doubt any Democrat will vote for him.

  3. Don’t foget this list will stale date in January.

    We’ll find a new list then and post that. Much easier than going thru the Library of Congress. Though that is a good website, it’s good to have it all in one place.

  4. nms–

    Voinovich seems to think more of Bolton than he did.

    The pubs don’t have the #s, though, even if it were to reach the floor.

    I’m curious to see how the Exec branch handles this. Ol’ George has dug his heels in and I’m betting that one way or another, Bolton will be a presence in Turtle Bay.

    How does “Ambassador-at-large” sound? More grist for the impeachment plans, dontcha know…

  5. I emailed both of my Senators, here in Florida, asking them to support Bolton’s re-nomination. We’ll see.

    I’m particularly interested to see Martinez’ actions in regard to this.

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