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Here's TARANTO at his absolute FINEST:
Finney's Recovered Memories
Things may be looking up for John Bolton, for the "accusations" against him are becoming even more preposterous. USA Today has the latest:
On Friday, Lynne Finney, a former legal adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), sent a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Finney wrote that Bolton "screamed that I was fired" when she refused to lobby for a weakening of restrictions on the sale of infant formula in the developing world.
State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said "no one at USAID at the time has any recollection" of such an incident. . . . According to the letter, a copy of which Boxer's office e-mailed to USA TODAY, the incident took place in late 1982 or early 1983, when Bolton, as the top lawyer at USAID, outranked Finney. She was on the staff as a legal adviser. Boxer's office verified that Finney sent the letter.
Finney, who is now a motivational speaker, said in the letter that she cared about world peace and wanted to help defeat Bolton's nomination.
So, who is Lynne Finney? To judge from the writings on her own Web site, she's a poster child for liberalism at its most eccentric:
This is a time of rapid evolution and intense transformation for us all. New discoveries in quantum physics, psychology, and spirituality are revealing ways to create wonderful new realities. It's estimated that more than 14 million people have already become enlightened or Self-realized. Some are visible but most lead ordinary lives. Each time someone reaches Self-realization, it affects the collective Mind. Things are heating up. Like popcorn, we are all popping faster and are reaching enlightenment at a rapid rate.
She was born into the madhouse of Hollywood's fantasy factory. Her mother was an artist and her father an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. She and her parents were portrayed in magazines as "the perfect family," but behind this facade was a nightmare world of violence and sexual abuse that lasted from the time Lynne was born until she was eight years old. Lynne had four near-death experiences that profoundly impacted her life. . . .
When she began recovering memories of having been abused by her father, Lynne went back to graduate school to earn a masters degree in clinical social work and became a psychotherapist, in order to heal herself and others. . . .
During her recovery process, Lynne began to have spiritual experiences that opened her to new perceptions of reality. She studied the scriptures of many religions, explored the teachings of spiritual masters, and emerged from a world she perceived as hell into a world of miracles. She now works to help others out of suffering, into their true power, and to realization of their true Selves.
Now Barbara Boxer asks us to take seriously Finney's recovered memory of John Bolton's having hurt her feelings. Even if true, who cares? It was more than 20 years ago. To borrow a phrase once popular among Democrats, it's long past time to move on.
If the Finney "allegation" doesn't sink Bolton, what next? Maybe the Dems can round up Bolton's elementary-school classmates and find out if he was ever mean to any of them. It's about the children!
Today John Bolton is under attack for being a hothead, but two years ago at least one left-liberal media outlet was singing a different tune. In a Salon article dated July 16, 2003, Nicholas Thompson describes Bolton as follows (link requires subscription or sitting through a tedious ad):
Bolton is surely "an ideologue's ideologue," as his frequent sparring partner Joseph Cirincione, at the mainstream Carnegie Foundation, describes him. But it's also not quite that simple.
For one, unlike most ideologues, particularly hard-charging ones on the right, Bolton gains power from his pleasant demeanor, much as Jesse Helms does. During the Florida recount, Bolton was a confident and calm professional. Ron Asmus, a Clinton deputy assistant secretary of state, calls Bolton "friendly, charming and interesting" even while pointing out that Bolton often advocates positions that make Asmus' jaw drop. . . .
In a less dramatic way, Bolton's success parallels that which Helms sees at the battle of Armageddon: the forces of good trampling the forces of evil as the seven angels blow their seven trumpets and everything else gets razed. The trouble is that, despite his pleasant demeanor and level-headedness, Bolton's definition of evil seems rather large--encompassing not just the standard axis but also, for example, the International Criminal Court's efforts to track down war criminals or genocidaires.
This should make it clear, if it wasn't already, that the complaints about Bolton's demeanor and temperament are simply a smokescreen for ideological objections to his pro-American worldview.