Last year as pretend conservative and pretend Catholic Doug Kmiec relentlessly apologized for Barack Obama, the running joke became that he was desperately seeking a token ambassadorship. Well, now he has one.

Obama will nominate Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel under President Reagan, to be ambassador to Malta, a small island nation in the Mediterranean just south of Italy.

Nothing against Malta, but I cannot help but wonder if Doug will have to invest in t-shirts that say “I sold my soul and all I got was this lousy ambassadorship!”

In the year 60 AD, St. Paul landed on Malta and converted to the Governor there to Christianity. Wouldn’t it be nice if the same thing happened to Doug during his stay?