Patterico's Pontifications

6/1/2005

Bolton, Bulldog, Bow Wow Wow

Filed under: General,Snarkage — See Dubya @ 4:24 pm

In perhaps the most stunning endorsement yet of John Bolton’s fitness for office, 76 of his classmates from the Yale class of 1970 have signed a petition declaring him unfit for office.

The 76 signers include cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who lampooned Bolton in his “Doonesbury” strip in May. Others were fellow members of the Class of 1970 who participated in a 35th reunion over the Memorial Day weekend.

“We are embarrassed and ashamed that the Bush administration has nominated someone so manifestly unsuited to represent our country at the United Nations,” the Yale classmates wrote.

“As his classmates, we do not believe that Mr. Bolton has exhibited the values of civility, light and truth which our shared institution represents.”

Wow. A bunch of privileged bobo preppy-hippies don’t like the cut of Bolton’s jib? Including cutting-edge cartoonist Garry Trudeau? Say, wasn’t Senator John Kerry Yale ’70 too?

I would love to have heard these conversations held in clenched-chin New England accents over Bloody Marys and goat cheese at Martha’s Vineyard. “Topper, we simply can’t let that man ruin all the work we’ve started. I don’t think the man even believes in international law.”

Let us remember that a spokesman for North Korea once called Mr. Bolton “human scum”. With enemies like these, Bolton doesn’t need friends.

h/t to Best of the Web.

10 Responses to “Bolton, Bulldog, Bow Wow Wow”

  1. Wow, they got some liberals who went to the same college some decades ago to condemn him? Sounds like a parting shot from the side that knows it’s gonna lose, if that’s really the best they can do.

    In other news, my ex brother-in-law from the 1970s is a jerk. Don’t hire him, either.

    ras (f9de13)

  2. Yale in 1970: John Bolton was one of the few, one of the proud, who was not perpetually stoned on one illegal drug or another. The signatories assume the moral authority of Yale to lend weight to their cliched opinion of Mr. Bolton’s nomination without appreciating the fact that Yale has no moral authority. In fact, Yale eschews any and all value judgements in favor of intellectual freeedom (not honesty). Boola Boola to the New Haven 76!

    martins (62b8a2)

  3. I gotta stop blogging. The first words of this post that caught my eye were “Bolton … Bulldogs … Yale … ’76.”

    And I though, “Sheesh, isn’t Patterico carrying this a bit far?”

    Since I graduated from Bolton High, mascot Bulldogs, and then graduated from Yale in 1976, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. LOL

    Like I said, I gotta stop blogging.

    The Commissar (2b6eed)

  4. Nah, you just need to take a few days off. It happens to the best of us.

    Xrlq (5ffe06)

  5. They’re mimicking the Swift Vets without having any understanding of what made them effective. More empty words from the Left.

    Bostonian (334f00)

  6. Plus, Commissar, it’s See Dubya’s post.

    I have a virtual olive branch out at Goldstein’s site. You’re not someone I want to feud with.

    Patterico (e1f9fc)

  7. “A bunch of privileged bobo preppy-hippies don’t like the cut of Bolton’s jib”

    who said bolton is a priviliged bobo preppy hippy?

    actus (cd484e)

  8. Dude, what’s your beef with Yalies? I didn’t attend, but the anti-intellectual tenor of the post doesn’t really accomplish anything but to show a populist pride of lack of intelligence or education.

    Not that Yalies can’t be full of bad ideas, but the folks I know who attended the institution are fine people. I don’t think conservative causes are helped by the “intellectual elite” arguments. Plus, I think they’re bogus – plenty of elite intellectuals are conservative.

    JRM (5e00de)

  9. JRM–

    Let’s just say I have a certain degree of experience with Yalies. Don’t get me started on them.

    See Dubya (806435)

  10. I would love to have heard these conversations held in clenched-chin New England accents over Bloody Marys and goat cheese at Martha’s Vineyard. “Topper, we simply can’t let that man ruin all the work we’ve started. I don’t think the man even believes in international law.”

    Ha! So true, so true…

    Nick (933848)


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