From Yahoo News
" Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is keeping open the possibility that
President Bush will bypass the Senate to get John R. Bolton installed as U.N. ambassador temporarily if Democrats persist in holding up a confirmation vote.
White House press secretary Scott McClellan did not rule out that Bush would consider a recess appointment if the Senate does not approve Bolton’s nomination. He blamed the Democrats for “obstructing progress” by stalling a vote on Bolton."
Clearly this would, by its very nature, be a temporary measure. What political advantage does Bush garner by using it?
Secondly, President Clinton used this power when he appointed Roger Gregory to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. (I don’t know if this was the only time he used the power.)
Democrats are already attacking the administration for considering such a move. Isn’t what’s sauce for the goose sauce for the gander?