Former U.S. Senator John Danforth of Missouri goes before his old colleagues today in confirmation hearings on his appointment by President George W. Bush as the country’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Danforth goes before the Senate to answer questions about how he would represent the country and the Bush Administration before the world body headquartered in New York. Confirmation is almost assumed to be a sure thing. Danforth left the Senate in good standing with his colleagues and has won praise for his public service since, such as serving as U.S. envoy trying to help settle the conflict in Sudan.