After the failed Bolton cloture vote, at a presser I just watched on C-SPAN, an MSM reporter asked Senators George Allen and Pat Roberts if they thought that a recess appointment of Bolton would weaken him by making him seem like an Ambassador without the Senate's support.
MY ANSWER: BOLTON WOULD BE STRONGER.
Because it would irrefutably demonstrate to all the turkies at the UN that Bolton has the UNQUESTIONABLE SUPPORT of PRESIDENT BUSH - and that's what REALLY counts! That would give Bolton all the CLOUT he needs. Other UN Ambassadors would know they're dealing with a man the POTUS backs. IT WILL THEREFORE MAKE HIM MORE EFFECTIVE.