The big news early this morning is that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations. This in spite of some jabs between the two of them during the primaries:
South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison – who is running for the DNC chairman job – released this statement:
UPDATE: For fairness and context, read this Associated Press story on the background and credentials of the last four U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations.
UPDATE II: Some more context on the background of another U.N. ambassador, from Bush 41 biographer Jon Meacham: