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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 11:00 PM
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64. GOT IT!!

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Great article for about Ford from INR speaking up about Bolton's irrational behavior with subordinates ... saw it on

A bunch of us on the are trying to get the real scoop on the KOS story below *** and the seeming dismissal of validity by NYT and the committee of serious allegations into Bolton's fitness for the UN post >

Do you have any way to find out if her story is valid? No one wants to "rush to judgement" on another one of Bush's star appointments, but if her information is correct it should be given proper attention and it seems to me you are a man up to that task.

If you have too much on your plate, let us know. We are also trying to contact Will Pitt.


Tigress DEM


Link to original Kos Diary by amyindallas that includes Melody's letter:

I don't have a link for the NYT article, just an excerpt that one DU member clipped and posted:

The committee staff circulated a memorandum sent from a public relations consultant in Dallas, Melody Townsel, who said she had a prolonged confrontation with Mr. Bolton in Moscow in 1994 while he was a legal counsel to a group doing work for the Agency for International Development.

Ms. Townsel, identified as active in a group opposed to President Bush, was interviewed by the committee last week but it was not clear how much the committee would try to make of her charges.

Responding to her accusation, Edwin Hullander, who was executive vice president of International Business and Technical Consultants Inc., the firm that employed Mr. Bolton as counsel, said he had not heard of any such incident happening until Ms. Townsel's recent accusation. He said he had checked with two people who were there at the time who were also unaware of it, and who said they believed they would have heard about a confrontation if it had occurred.
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