Steve Clemons has put the call out. He wants bloggers to mobilise against John Bolton becoming US ambassador to the United Nations. He notes:
We need language to reward and inspire Senators willing to oppose Bolton — and language that shames those willing to stand with Bolton and who essentially want the United Nations to be a non-entity. It is worth remembering that Bolton once stated, “The Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If it lost ten stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”
According to Clemons, people in the know are saying:
FYI, I’m hearing that they are trying to move this nomination very quickly because the longer it hangs out there, the more time opponents have to mobilize. The State Department’s material for the confirmation hearing (Q&A, etc) is due by COB today; they hope to schedule his hearing for next week.
He also cites Sidney Blumenthals piece in the Guardian, and afterwards puts his views in no uncertain terms:
Appointing Bolton to this position is the same as smiling at and talking about fresh start with the international community, like Bush did in Europe, while at the same time sliding a sharp knife into the world’s back.
I am sure there are some US bloggers out there with some opinions on this, for my own part I am still in the information-gathering stage.