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This guy will never be voted 'Boss of the Year'

The Chimperor urged the Senate to ‘put aside politics’ and confirm “Massa” John Bolton to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Bush opened a speech about his Social Security plans with a personal plea on behalf of the marginally sane Bolton, whose nomination is in doubt due to allegations of abusive behavior the White House says are being trumped up by Democrats. (Jason Reed/Reuters).

“Brusque, arrogant, abusive.” One of the relevent reasons people think John Bolton isn’t qualified to be an ambassador to the United Nations is that he’s a freaking psycho embarrassment. Everyone at one time or another has worked for a bastard like him or knew someone equally unhinged in the workplace. It’s good to see these type-A blowhards exposed for what they are. Results matter, but creating a culture of fear in the workplace is not the best motivator — it certainly isn’t on the international diplomatic stage. (USA Today) :

Carl Ford, the former chief of intelligence and research at the State Department, told the committee Bolton was a “serial abuser” of low-level employees and a “quintessential kiss-up, kick-down sort of guy.” Melody Townsel, a businesswoman working on a government contract in Moscow in 1994, said Bolton, sent to persuade her to withdraw a complaint about lack of funds, threw a tape dispenser at her and made remarks about her weight and sexual orientation.

or how about these management techniques

“Mr Bolton chased me through the halls of a Russian hotel, throwing things at me, shoving threatening letters under my door and genuinely behaving like a madman,” she wrote.

“Mr Bolton then routinely visited me to pound on the door and shout threats.”

I don’t know what part of that is “trumped up,” Chimpy, but then maybe you like it when Daddy Cheney gives you a little discipline.

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