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From: Vincent Chiarello (e-mail him)
Re: Washington Watcher's Column: The Next Roe vs. Wade? Obama's Pyrrhic Victory in Arizona
Senator John Kyl is responsible for Arizona-based Bolton in the same way as the late New York Senator Patrick Moynihan was for Sotomayor.
While McCain was pandering to Arizona's Hispanic lobby, Kyl was busily engaged seeing that the Chamber of Commerce, which has supported his campaigns, had its agenda satisfied. Anyone who thinks Kyl or McCain are hawks on immigration is delusional.
Since Kyl wanted Bolton as much as Clinton and others who vetted her candidacy did, her decision therefore came as no surprise to anyone in the know.
And if you will pardon my seeming immodesty, even after reading an Associated Press story that appeared in the Washington Post about Bolton's hard line against government lawyers, I didn't have the slightest doubt either what her ruling would be. [Judge in Arizona Case Well-Versed in Immigration, by Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press, July 20, 2010]
The Post story merely set the stage for Bolton's predictable decision
Chiarello is a retired Foreign Service Officer whose tours included U.S. embassies in Latin America and Europe. His last, and most memorable, assignment was to the US Embassy to The Holy See. Currently, he is on the Board of the American National Council for Immigration Reform of northern Virginia (ANCIR). For Chiarello's VDARE.COM archive, click here.