Moon of Alabama Brecht quote
February 26, 2006


My best bet: One of the two pieces has the facts wrong.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Saturday that the world body is hobbled "by bad management, by sex and corruption" and a lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions.
"We find an organization that is deeply troubled by bad management, by sex and corruption and by a growing lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions that are given to them," Bolton told an audience at a Columbia Law School symposium held by the Federalist Society, a conservative law organization.
Bolton Blasts U.N. 'Sex and Corruption', Feb. 26, 2006


Court records concerning the divorce of John R. Bolton, the Bush administration's nominee to become the next ambassador to the United Nations, show his first wife fled the couple's marital home when he was traveling abroad in mid-August 1982.
Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton's first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in paid visits to Plato's Retreat, the popular swingers club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
John Bolton's Divorce – Group Sex Allegations, May 13, 2005

Posted by b on February 26, 2006 at 8:50 UTC | Permalink


Thank you b, this was my first thought too, but I wasn't sure anymore if it was Bolton or Wolfowitz who was involved in an affair.

Posted by: Fran | Feb 26 2006 9:30 utc | 1

Bolton was hired to perform the task of disengaging and distancing the USA from the UN to the best of his abilities. In that sense, he is doing one heckuva job.

Posted by: ralphieboy | Feb 26 2006 10:17 utc | 2

Everything that comes from the mouth of this administration is a projection. That is one of their methods of 'the biig lie'.

Posted by: Malooga | Feb 26 2006 11:02 utc | 3

I've been reading>this lady's blog. She has some really good argument(s) why bolton should win a nobel.

caution: don't stare at her portrait too long. She will lock you into her chthonic gaze. after I pried myself free, I spent the rest of the day spraying my hair.

Posted by: slothrop | Feb 26 2006 18:36 utc | 4

Is that what they mean by 'first hand' knowledge?

Posted by: NIght Owl | Feb 26 2006 19:52 utc | 5

Um... the linked article about Bolton's accusations doesn't specify what he means by 'sex hobbling' the UN. What exactly is he insinuating? Bizarre comment.

At first, it sounds like typical GOP pandering to the sexually obsessed domestic religious rightwing. Or by the use of the word sex, is he referring to the pesky female gender's presence at the UN, in the form of NGO influences? Or is he about to be slapped with a sexual harrassment suit by UN staff members? Or is it his psychological projection of his own history of sexual improprieties out onto the target of the day?

Posted by: gylangirl | Feb 26 2006 20:46 utc | 6


How does she do it? You'd have to be permanently wired to a car battery to maintain that look. And why does she think its flattering of herself? Scary. Maybe thats it.

Posted by: anna missed | Feb 26 2006 20:53 utc | 7

slothrop, what i want to know is how did you ever find that watering hole. i wasn't aware you frequented such 'enlightened' sites! perhaps she's just so mesmerizing!

Posted by: annie | Feb 26 2006 21:03 utc | 8

What I Learned in Sunday School

President George Bush personally
feeds the sparrows, and He gilds
the lilies of our Elysian Fields.
Everything is as it should be in
Creation. See, Darwin Loves You.

Posted by: Sarah Tuppenworth | Feb 27 2006 0:40 utc | 9

Reagan's original quote in Dallas Times-Herald:

"America has already succeeded where so many historic attempts at freedom have failed. Already, we've made this cherished land the last best hope of mankind. It's up to us, in our generation, to carry on the hallowed task. It is up to us, however we may disagree on policies, to work together for progress and humanity so that our grandchildren, when they look back on us, can truly say that we not only preserved the flame of freedom, but cast its warmth and light further than those who came before us."

-- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1982

And the Re-written History version:

"America has triumphantly succeeded beyond all expectations, where so many feebler attempts at Democracy and Freedom have failed to bootstrap up off the resources stolen from others. We have made this Cherished Land the last Great White Bastion of Mankind. It's up to True Patriots in our generation, and every generation to come, to carry on the hallowed task of Homeland Security.

It is up to Real Men, however some few Liberal Runt Bastards, Brown Skins and Buckley Turncoats may disagree on Our Policies, to work together for Progress in Mammon, so that our grandchildren living safe within the Sacred Borders of America, when they look back on US, can truly say that we not only preserved the Sacred Flame of Freedom, but we printed more gol'darned Fiat than those who came before us, and kicked more gee'wilikin Ass, and built more mother'thumpin' Immigration Fence than the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Israel combined."

-- Amended version, in Reagan Library, 2006

Posted by: Catie Strophic | Feb 27 2006 1:27 utc | 10

we've made this cherished land the last best hope of mankind
Sadly, he appears to have gotten the word "last" correct.

As far as the 'sexual' meme: I believe it connects with Bush's cryptic remark about sexual trafficing which he made to the UN. This plays to the base, but more importantly, because slips like that are not accidental, I believe this meme is being implanted in our consciousness as a 'spare' apology, which will be revived if ever needed, as an excuse for a 'just' war in Africa. We will be fighting sexual slavery, not for oil. Of course, the law of unintended consequences, or the 'Bush Boomerang' will take effect, resulting in a major increase in sexual and organ trafficing among the newly displaced.

Posted by: Malooga | Feb 27 2006 3:44 utc | 11

>One of the two pieces has the facts wrong.

Or, maybe the facts are correct in both pieces and it is Bolton, the man, who is wrong.

Posted by: bartkid | Feb 27 2006 18:20 utc | 12

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