From JTA breaking news
President Bush re-nominated John Bolton, a strong supporter of Israel, as ambassador to the United Nations.
Bush submitted the nomination to the Senate on Thursday, two days after Bolton’s most serious opponent, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.), lost his re-election bid.
The nomination would have to be considered during the Senate’s lame duck session in December, when Chafee — a Republican who was strongly opposed to Israeli settlement policy and opposed Bolton because of the ambassador’s closeness to Israel — is still in the Senate.
Additionally, the Senate rarely considers nominations during lame duck sessions.
One can presume that President Bush, in continuing to push for Bolton's re-appointment to the position of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. considered all of the following criteria...
1. John Bolton is certainly no more qualified than most of Bush's other appointees, for example, Michael Brown as head of FEMA. ; John should fit tight in with all of the other inept appointees connected to the Bush administration.
2. Bolton will not have any vested interest in the U.N., especially since he has proclaimed that he would like to see the organization dismantled.
3. In case of a world-wide famine brought on by global-warming that's not actually happening, Ambassador Bolton will be able to outlast most other ambassadors to the U.N. by storing vast quantities of food in his retro-moustache.