Monday, December 4

President Bush Should Nominate John Kerry as John Bolton's Replacement At the UN

Ambassador John Bolton is resigning his post as US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Unable to win Senate confirmation, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his recess appointment expires soon, the White House said Monday.

Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton. - BreitBart

I would like to suggest that President Bush nominate Senator John Kerry for the position. First, Kerry has been critical of Bolton. So lets see how Senator Kerry does at the post. Who knows maybe he does know how to work with the people at the UN. He also has all sorts of International Friends as he pointed out during his 2004 Presidential run. He also knows diplospeak, and won't be as blunt as Bolton has been.

Finally, the UN is fast proving itself irrelevant, so why not send the most irrelevant person there that we can find, since the Democrats in Congress will not let President Bush send anyone useful. Of course the President can just make another recess appointment over the Christmas holidays (Note the timing of the resignation and the lack or naming a replacement) or just leave the post empty for now.

Original post here.

Bush Accepts Bolton's U.N. Resignation - BreitBart
John Bolton's Replacement: John Kerry - FFI 10 December 2006

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