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Bolton Resigns As UN Ambassador

The AP (via WaPo) has the details. 

Sure, it's a little gloaty to post an extended Snoopy dance at the news…so I'm just posting the extended Snoopy dance YouTube video above because I'm in a really good mood and thought everyone could use it on this cold and snowy Monday (it's cold and snowy here, anyway).

That Bolton resigned?  Just think of it as an added bonus.  (As Jesus General said in an e-mail this morning, "Isn't it kind of like resigning after you've already been laid off?") 

MSNBC reports that there will be a WH press conference on the Bolton resignation at 3:30 pm ET today.

And while she'll likely be vlogging this news at some point soon, I think this is further proof that the wheels have come off the angry conservative messaging bus altogether:

There is no way a man of John Bolton's character would be the willing mouthpiece for the terrible foreign policy direction the administration has taken….

We're screwed.

Wurlitzer down! Wurlitzer down!  (H/T to reader ifthethunderdontgetya for the link on this one.)  Yes, my friends, it is going to be a bumpy ride in some parts today.  Here's hoping that certain areas of NYC are well stocked in Chopin vodka.  I'm just saying…

UPDATE:  Well, this could prove to be quite amusing:

Alternative names that have been mentioned both inside and outside the administration include the American ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad; Philip D. Zelikow, the State Department counselor; Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs; and Mr. Chafee.

I'm not a mean person, but this could truly be comedy gold on so many levels (and so many martinis later…). I've been hearing former Rep. Jim Leach's name bandied about, to be honest, but having Bolton, Bush and Chafee on stage together this afternoon would be…well, I can't stop giggling.  Karma can take you on a serious ride when it chooses to do so, can't it?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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