"He is a tough-minded diplomat, he has a strong record of success and he has a proven track record of effective multilateralism," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said at the State Department in making the announcement. "Through history, some of our best ambassadors have been those with the strongest voices, ambassadors like Jeane Kirkpatrick and Daniel Patrick Moynihan."
John Kerry calls him 'baggage'.
Good enough for me.
WSJ has a nice editorial.