The WaPo quotes a Bush assministration source:
[A]n administration source who is close to Bolton said that Bolton is prepared to accept a recess appointment next month unless the administration and Senate Democrats can resolve differences that have held up the confirmation for four months.
“He’ll take the recess” appointment, said the administration source, who is familiar with Bolton’s thinking. “The president has made his selection, and the president is asking the Senate to confirm the selection, and if the Senate refuses to do that, then most assuredly [Bush] will make a recess appointment.”
I wonder if their source is Karl Rove? Frankly, with all that is to come regarding Mr. Rove, I think it is a bit too early to predict what the assministration will be able to do with Bolton.