Next up: George W. Bush appoints Raphael Palmeiro as Baseball Commissioner.
Bush has appointed Bolton as a recess appointment.
You may not have noticed, but I have a rather low opinion of Mr. Bush. However, even I didn't think that he would allow his psychological obsession with getting his own way to cause him to do something this stupid. I'm not talking about what a lousy ambassador Bolton will make. Bush couldn't care less about that. I'm talking about what a lousy political move it is, and Bush does care about that.
Think about it: We now have a guy as UN ambassador that the rest of the people at the UN dislike intensely. And - because of Bush's backdooring him in - every single one of those people knows that Bolton is starting his tenure as a lame duck, and every single one of them knows that he doesn't have the support of the American people or the American Senate.
There's a formula for success, eh? How much "reform" do you think Bolton will be able top accomplish, starting his job with his nuts cut off?
This has all the earmarks of a major embarrassment, and Bush has ensured that will be an embarrassment that he OWNS.