Dems Call for Review of Bush Appointment

Democrats called for an investigation Thursday into whether President Bush acted illegally in appointing Sam Fox ambassador to Belgium. A day earlier, Bush named Republican fund-raiser Fox to the post as a recess appointment - a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress, where Democrats had derailed his nomination.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607S.shtml

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Bush gets down & dirty with Fox nomination

Fox News
by Susan Estrich

04/08/07

George Bush was not about to let Sam Fox lose out on becoming ambassador to Brussels just because he gave $50,000 to the Swift Boat campaign against John Kerry. Call him loyal or stubborn, but clearly the president was very grateful for Fox’s assistance. So after the White House withdrew the Fox nomination when it became clear than Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations committee were lining up against it, the president did not tell Missouri’s largest Republican donor to go home and unpack. Instead, Bush simply waited for the senators to leave town, and has now resubmitted Fox’s name to serve out this Congress as a recess appointment...

//www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264850,00.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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