Santorum for UN Ambassador?

Andrew Sullivan: “National Review is touting Rick Santorum as U.N. ambassador. You cannot make this stuff up.”

Indeed. As a general rule, politicians who are badly defeated in their re-election bids are not ideal candidates for controversial appointments. The NRO gang loves, Santorum, though, with Kathryn Jean Lopez having touted him for SECDEF less than a month ago. Should a Supreme Court vacancy open up, I suspect his name will circulate yet again.

At least Santorum has the good sense not to run for president.

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James Joyner
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Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Indeed. As a general rule, politicians who are badly defeated in their re-election bids are not ideal candidates for controversial appointments.

    Yet losing in Eastern PA does not mean he lakcs support in other areas of the country.

    Though that said, he stands little chance of getting by the Democrats… simply because he isn’t… well… a Democrat.