News reports indicate that President Bush has appointed neo-conservative waterboy John Bolton to be Ambassador to the United Nations.
In confirmation hearings Bolton was described as having a classic "kiss up, kick down" personality. There's plenty more about Bolton in James Mann's Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet.
It looks like our Emporer picked up a few pointers from Bolton on how to deal with his underlings at the United States Senate. Since they wouldn't confirm him, he gave Bolton a "recess appointment." Thus kicking down at the Senate and kissing up to the neo-conservative empire builders in his administration.
In an administration replete with examples of abysmally poor judgment in making appointments to positions of vital importance, this stands out as one of the worst. I would say it was the worst, but Bush has still got 3 1/2 more years to top it.