Thursday, November 16, 2006

Malkin and Hewitt want to go to jail

This is hilarious. Bush renominates John Bolton to be ambassador to the UN--despite the fact he won't receive confirmation. There's talk that he may give him a second recess appointment, but the law says that, if he does, Bolton can't receive a paycheck. So the right wing bloggers say, "Hey gang! Let's put on a show!" Malkin:
The Democrats want John Bolton's scalp. This is a moment for conservatives to stand up to the Left's empty, vindictive obstructionism and support a strong voice for America's interests at the corrupted, soft-on-jihad offices of Turtle Bay...

If the White House were to proceed with a second recess appointment for Bolton, he would have to serve without pay. Claudia Rosett proposes a fund-raising drive to pay for Bolton's salary. Hugh Hewitt seconds that idea. Thirding it!
All I can say to that is please please please please doitdoitdoit.
Whoever receives any salary, or any contribution to or supplementation of salary, as compensation for his services as an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government, of any independent agency of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, from any source other than the Government of the United States, except as may be contributed out of the treasury of any State, county, or municipality; or

Whoever, whether an individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other organization pays, makes any contribution to, or in any way supplements, the salary of any such officer or employee under circumstances which would make its receipt a violation of this subsection—

Shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section 216 of this title.
I'm no lawyer, but this means to me that the actions the wingers are planning would result in their arrest--along with Bolton's--and a term of 1-5 years in prison, along with a hefty fine.

Hell, the way I read it, they've already admitted to the beginnings of a conspiracy to violate the law.

Good job, right wing dumbasses. If you'd have been humbled by the election, my life would be sorely lacking for laughs. Do your time proudly and I'll be here to laugh at you when you get back.

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