Roger L. Simon

Recess!... Gimme that Rude

CNN is reporting that Bush plans to make a recess appointment of John Bolton as our UN Ambassador in a few minutes. The usual suspects wil squawk, of course. Mr. Bolton is supposed to be too intemperate for the job, too rude.

People I know who know Bolton, however, pooh-pooh this as partisan slander, saying Bolton is actually a nice guy. But I hope they are wrong. If there is one thing that pseudo-idealistic kleptocracy the United Nations needs right now, it is some rudeness… a solid blast of bigtime rudeness that doesn’t stop until all the Oil-for-Food swilling kleptocrats are blown out of their troughs at the Secretariat building.

It’s official now: “This post is too important to leave vacant any longer,” Bush said.