Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Bolton Coming to Springfield for Schweich

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton will hold a fundraiser in Springfield next month for Republican candidate for auditor Tom Schweich, The Notebook has learned.

Bolton served as the U.N. ambassador under the Bush administration as a recess appointment, but resigned when he could not receive U.S. Senate approval to continue. Previous to that, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. He now serves as a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a neoconservative public policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
UPDATED: "Tom and I worked to reform the United Nations by rooting out waste, fraud and corruption,” Bolton said. “I have no doubt that Tom would do the same to protect Missourians from waste, fraud and corruption as their state auditor," Bolton said in a statement released by the Schweich campaign Wednesday afternoon.

A knowledgeable Republican tells The Notebook the fundraiser for Schweich is set for September 8th. The release says that Bolton will speak for Schweich at two separate events in Springfield.
In 2004, Schweich received a presidential appointment as chief of staff of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. While there, he worked for three U.N. ambassadors: Jack Danforth, Anne Patterson, and John R. Bolton.

Schweich is running for the GOP nomination for state auditor against State Rep. Allen Icet.

1 comment:

Kris said...

They should have a picnic, since Bolton is such a fun loving guy (especially when he suggested we should have left the two recently returned American journalists to rot in a North Korean prison)

They could call it Schandweiches with Schweich.