March 28, 2007
Bush Withdraws Ambassador NomineeRather than be embarrassed with a no vote, Bush withdraws his Swiftboat funder nominee:
President Bush on Wednesday withdrew the ambassadorial nomination of businessman Sam Fox after Democrats denounced Fox for giving money to a controversial conservative group that undermined Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign [...]It was a galling move for Bush to nominate someone who doesn't mind funding a smear campaign against a veteran who honorably served his country. It was a factor Bush didn't even consider, based on statements by White House spokesperson Dana Perino.
Fox's excuse that he's just a cash machine who doesn't care whether his funds are financing lies and smears plus his subsequent lack of remorse for doing so may have been rewarded with an ambassadorship by the old rubberstamp Republican-controlled Congress, but not by this one.
As Vietnam Vet Shaun Dale of Upper Left says:
Their lies about John Kerry cast a cloud over every American ever decorated for combat gallantry or wounded by hostile fire. They fomented distrust and disagreement about the value and credibility of heroic service at a time our nation was, and is, at war.James Boyce at HuffPo:
Good Riddance, SamGood riddance, indeed.
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