I knew Not-My-President would pull something shady like this.
Bush names Bolton as U.N. Ambassador
"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about U.N. reform," Bush said from the Roosevelt Room at the White House.
The move bypasses the confirmation process in the Senate, where Democrats had blocked the nomination in a dispute over documents and accusations that Bolton lacks the temperament to hold the U.N. post.
I'm sure the presidential privilege of recess appointments has existed for like, forever. But really, it is just rank with autocratic overtones. "I really want this, so therefore, it shall be."
Ugly. Just ugly.