December 03, 2004

A Vacancy at Turtle Bay

Who will (or should) replace outgoing UN Ambassador John Danforth? Comments welcome.

Posted by Gregory at December 3, 2004 03:59 AM
Comments

First choice, nobody.

Second choice, a mannequin with a sign saying VETO permanently affixed to its forehead.

Third choice, Richard Perle.

Posted by: Nigel Kearney at December 3, 2004 05:36 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

no, doug feith better!

Posted by: amber at December 3, 2004 06:07 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Conan O'Brien's dog Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Plenty of corruption (sex, thief, etc.) for him to sniff out, numerous hind leg lifting opportunities, etc.

A true "win-win"

http://www.nbc.com/nbc/Late_Night_with_Conan_O'Brien/video/triumph.shtml

Posted by: Captain America at December 3, 2004 02:29 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Any piece of dead wood at foggy bottom, they would deserve each other. That said, you need to put somebodywho would carry out the proper vetos.

Posted by: David at December 3, 2004 02:35 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Jesse Helms, please.

Posted by: -Ed. at December 3, 2004 03:01 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Bush could become a flamboyant innovator and return to the tradition of Ike appointing Elenor Roosevelt or Dick Nixon offering the job to Hubert Humphrey, returning to the bipartisan aspirations of American foreign policy. Who better to voice mainstream America's disgust with the corruption and back sratching at the UN than howlin' Howard Dean?

Posted by: wayne at December 4, 2004 02:41 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Edward P.

Posted by: praktike at December 4, 2004 04:06 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

This is a prime spot for that token Democrat all the MSM are urging Bush to appoint. How about Richard Holbrook? Is Claiborne Pell still alive?

Posted by: exguru at December 5, 2004 03:27 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Dust off Kirpatrick, I say.

Barring that, I'd say give Mitt Romney some FP legitimacy for 08. Not that the UN represents much in the way of legitimacy for GOP primary voters...

Posted by: ed at December 5, 2004 04:12 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Rudy Giuliani. He has the leadership qualities and the moral legitimacy, plus he knows the UN and the neighborhood. Also builds his foreign policy credentials for 08 if he decides to run for prez.

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