So Bolton was at that dinner at the White House last night honoring Kofi the Krook and Bolton's wit was still biting? Amazing. A dinner honoring Kofi at the White House, more amazing. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the twilight zone.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, whose temporary appointment ends shortly, was back at the United Nations on Tuesday, his wit and prickly relationship with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan intact.
Just hours after he made clear he would not seek a renewal on Monday, Bolton and his wife Gretchen attended a White House dinner in honor of Annan, who leaves office on December 31, and his wife Nane.
Must have been hard to keep the food down.
Asked about a "healing process" with Annan, Bolton told reporters: "Nope, nobody sang Kumbaya."
Annan later quipped "But does he know how to sing?"
Bolton was referring to the African-originated hymn popularized in the United States as a campfire song.
Bolton, who spoke to reporters shortly before he voted in the U.N. Security Council on a Somalia resolution he drafted, was asked whether he had been offered a senior U.N. post.
Laughing, Bolton said, "I don't expect to be offered, and if offered, I would not accept."