President Bush delivers the kiss of death to John Bolton?
“Mr. Bush took to Mr. Putin that day, surprising almost everyone by declaring that he had looked into his soul and seen a good man.”
— NYT, 5/25/02
PRESIDENT BUSH: Bernie, you’re a good man.
BERNARD KERIK: Thank you, Mr. President.
“President Bush personally came to the defense of his embattled nominee for United Nations ambassador on Thursday, telling reporters that despite mounting criticism, … [he] continued to stand by Bolton, calling his nominee ‘a good man.'”