You can always tell a proud veteran of our modern GOP.
The United States and its key allies last week fended off a campaign by developing countries to discipline UNESCO’s highest-ranking U.S. official, Peter Smith, a former Republican congressman from Vermont. Smith resigned in March after an audit found he granted “preferential treatment” to a Chicago-based consulting firm that received $2.15 million in contracts — often without competitive bidding.
The move placed the United States — which has long called for greater transparency and accountability at the United Nations — in the awkward position of opposing an initiative to improve accountability and fiscal integrity in the global body.
I guess that he hasn’t yet figured out how to question his critics’ patriotism.