Bolton’s Temper

One of the main criticisms of John Bolton, President Bush’s nominee for United Nations ambassador, is that he has lost his temper with subordinates on occasion. Come on. While that is regrettable, do we really want to make that the standard one cannot violate to be a public servant? Two points: (1) Who among us doesn’t have at least one interaction on the job that we wish we could have back? (2) Bill and Hillary Clinton are well known for blowing their stacks. Should we just stop all this “Hillary in 2008” talk right now?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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