ALBANY—More than 200 people showed up at the New York Athletic Club Thursday night–overlooking Central Park–for a reception hosted by the state Conservative Party. George Pataki was one of them. He wasn’t scheduled to speak at the event, which was held to honor former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
But the ex-governor–a moderate, particularly by national Read More
Andrea Mitchell started it.
It was she who told viewers of NBC’s The Nightly News With Brian Williams on Thursday, Nov. 13, that Hillary Clinton “is under consideration to be secretary of state.”
Since then, nobody seems to have known what to think. But that hasn’t ground Read More
The Bush administration’s popularity and influence have never been lower. And the international diplomatic community couldn’t be more delighted about it.
“Officially, of course, we were neutral, but just about everybody was pleased,” said Edward Mortimer, the former director of communications for United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, referring to the Republican loss of both Read More
At least one former member of the Bush administration’s State Department began celebrating when news of John Bolton’s imminent departure as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations broke on Monday. And, to hear him tell it, so did a lot of other people who are in the business of international diplomacy.
“I would say there Read More
Jason Horowitz has a story on Hillary Clinton’s Obama-inspired outreach to officials and donors, including Eliot Engel’s description of what she laid out as her winning presidential scenario.
Matthew Schuerman writes about the mayor’s evolved position on corporate welfare.
Niall Stanage reports on the celebrations in some quarters over John Bolton’s demise. Read More
Pity poor John Bolton.
The mustachioed diplomat, who once suggested that no adverse effects would be seen if the top 10 stories of the United Nations’ headquarters were sheared off, has sought to curb his temper since he arrived at Turtle Bay 14 months ago.
Despite his efforts at self-control, Read More
Here’s part of a typically measured statement John Spencer just sent out about Hillary Clinton’s uncertain attitude towards confirming U.N. Ambassador John Bolton:
“Dissent and debate are healthy in the democratic process, but now is not the time to question a presidential appointment. I call on Senator Clinton to stop playing politics with national Read More
Also in the Observer, Niall Stanage has an interview with Lebanon’s highly depressed UN representative, who describes a confrontation with his Israeli counterpart and a seeming inability to communicate with John Bolton.
And John Koblin writes about the legacy of Tom Manton.
– Josh Benson
John Bolton and Israeli Ambassador Arye Mekel hold a discussion at B’Nai Zion America-Israel Friendship House.
Adolfo Carrion announces funding to complete reconstruction of Seton Park Little League ballfield in the Bronx.
David Paterson and state Senate candidate Brooke Ellison discuss stem cell research at the Spitzer-Paterson field office in Huntington.
John Faso addresses the Read More
Diplomats at the United Nations have found U.S. Ambassador John Bolton’s behavior so inexplicable that a virtual quasi-science has sprung up, aimed at divining his true intentions.
The primary school of thought, according to one diplomat, is that Mr. Bolton, who has made plain his disdain for the world body since arriving there 11 months Read More