August 2, 2005
Note on Bolton
Just a bit more on Bolton. Yes it is kind of sneaky but its not illegal. All Presidents use recess appointments, but usually for things like the Ambassador to Luxemburg or the Vice Assitant Deputy Co-Cousul in the Commerce department. But UN Ambassador is the highest profile diplomatic post short the Secretary of State. This is rather a big deal. As to the fallout, we will have to wait and see. The problem with diplomats is that they are well, diplomatic. So the signs of John Bolton screwing us will be more sutle like an eary troop withdrawl by our allies or less UN aid money to Iraq or other things like that.