UN Ambassador

I'm behind-the-curve on this, but in an apparent effort to demonstrate that his commitment to bipartisanship is fake as quickly as possible, George W. Bush has decided to try to get the lame duck Senate to confirm John Bolton as UN Ambassador. By all accounts, this plan is DOA and will be blocked by Lincoln Chaffee.

Once it dies, Bush should consider the possibility of following the Robert Gates nomination with a non-crazy choice for this slot. Former Rep. Jim Leach from Iowa, who just lost his seat, would be a good choice.