Just saw this on the news wire, John Bolton is stepping down as US Ambassador to the UN, in the wake of strong bi-partisan Congressional opposition. Woo hoo!
Last week I had blogged that Bush was re-nominating the UN-bashing "diplomatic" to the top ambassador slot. With the incumbent Democrat-dominated Senate, Bolton was going to face stiff opposition, and President Bush had few procedural tactics left to keep Bolton in his position, having already done a recess appointment. So clearly Mr. Bolton had been "asked" to fall on his own sword.
Bye-bye, Bolton. Don’t let the Security Council doors slap you on the ass on your way out.