Friday, April 06, 2007
Did John Kerry Act Improperly
President Bush had to use a recess appointment because Senator Kerry has thwarted Fox's nomination because Fox contributed money to the Swift Boat Veterans. We all know that the media will focus on the propriety of Bush's appointment even though it is a well established precedent that the President has this power. The question the press should be asking is whether it is proper for a Senator to block a nomination because the nominee donated money to a political opponent. Is this the proper use of a Senator's office? I don't think the question will come up. Unless of course a Republican tried to do it.