I meant to post about this last week when it happened- but I got distracted and Wikipedia beat me to it:
On April 4, 2007, while the Senate was in recess, Bush used his power of recess appointment to secure Fox’s position without the need for Senate approval. This makes Fox ambassador until the next session of Congress convenes, and effectively makes him ambassador for the remainder of the Bush presidency.
No suprises here. Typical Bush administration crap.
But I promise you your trip to Wikipedia isn’t wasted… because at the top of the page about Sam Fox is this hilarious line:
This article is about the American businessman. For the English model and singer, see Samantha Fox.