October 14, 2005

Bush names deputy to Bolton at UN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday
nominated Alejandro Daniel Wolff to serve as deputy to U.N.
Ambassador John Bolton, a post that puts him second in command
of the more than 100 staff at the U.S. mission to the United

Wolff is a foreign service officer who has been deputy
chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy in Paris for the past four
years. Before that, he was an executive assistant to former
secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.

Speculation had been rife Bolton would push for a political
appointee in the sensitive post. But Wolff, like his
predecessor, Anne Patterson, is a career foreign service
officer. Patterson is expected to be named assistant secretary
of state for international narcotics and law enforcement
affairs, diplomats said.

Bush in August bypassed the Senate to install Bolton as
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations over the objections of
Democrats, who expressed concern over his past criticism of the
world body.