Friday, 16 December 2011

Gingrich would make John Bolton his Secretary of State

Current hot-shot Newt Gingrich says he would name former U.S. Permanent Representative to United Nations, under G.W. Bush from 2005-2006, John R. Bolton as his Secretary of State. I don't know what is scarier. The possibility that a neo-con's neo-con could perhaps run the most important governmental department or that Newt is now considered current and contemporary. Holy cow!

John Bolton is well known globally for his forthright views regarding issues of national security. Photo: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

There was rumour abound that the bushy moustachioed diplomat was considering a presidential run of his own but given his well regarded standing in Republican circles it looks like he'll be a top dog nomination for a national security post; or even perhaps as a running mate.

The world's collective anus would clench a little if Bolton was orchestrating American foreign policy on Iran. Eww!