I am away for Thanksgiving and hadn’t intended to blog. But I want to comment briefly on Donald Trump’s decision to select Nikki Haley for the U.N. ambassador post.
I think it’s an excellent choice. Haley should be able to stand up to bullying by our adversaries. After all, she stood up well to Trump during the campaign.
Haley is, I believe, in tune with Trump’s nationalism but will uphold it in less threatending terms than others who might have been under consideration. In the context of this job, that’s not a bad thing.
Haley is a rising star in the GOP. If she succeeds in her new job, she will add strong foreign policy credentials to a resume that already includes success as a governor. Thus, Haley could be a formidible presidential contender down the road.
Finally, we should now be able to enjoy a few days during which the media doesn’t moan about Trump picking only white males.