Bolten Resigns


WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
This is what you get for trying to screw Congress by making recess appointments - even your own party won't let you just appoint whoever you please.

This is, perhaps, a good thing for President Bush. He'll be able to nominate a new U.N. Ambassador for confirmation by the newly Democratic Congress. One would think that Bush's new appointee would be less controversial, in hopes of avoiding a major confirmation fight.

Of course this is George W. Bush, so I expect he'll find somebody far worse than Bolten...

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