Seeing the writing on the wall, he submitted his resignation letter before they canned him with the caveat that they milk his position on the dime of taxpayers until August of 2011. And he positioned it as if he was being martyred by an 'unfortunate' report by the Office of the Inspector General:
"I ask that you accept my resignation effective on the feast of the Assumption, 2011."
The day of his resignation is no coincidence. since it falls on the feast of Our Lady. Kmiec is a devout Roman Catholic. He was chosen to be ambassador for Malta, precisely because of his strong faith. Malta is a Roman Catholic country where divorce and abortion are not legal.
Kmiec's resignation follows the release of a State Department report which criticized him for a number of alleged infractions, including spending, "an inordinate amount of time reviewing his writings, speeches, and other initiatives."
The guy is shameless.
When I read it, I wondered who in the field of candidates for 2012 would be desperate enough to need Kmiec's chicanery to take on the albatross.
Will flip-flop Romney take him on again or do you think the bridge is burned?
When I read a comment from somebody at CMR suggesting Trump, I thought - bingo!
Any other guesses?