Foreign Policy

Secretary of State John Bolton Would Be the Anti-John Kerry

Yes, he's a loose cannon. But he's also shown he can be a first-rate diplomat.

Best 'stache in government.

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In most presidential transitions you can tell who is likely to get the job by who has declined to talk about it with the press. By this logic, John Bolton--a retired diplomat known for his mustache, love of Ford Mustangs and loathing of America's enemies--looks like the front-runner for secretary of state.

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