Then he helped found the Republican party; was given diplomatic posts; wrote books.
A modern diplomatic post: an official who lives in another country to help his own country's citizens.
The President has also been slow to fill diplomatic posts.
It was his first opportunity to be head of a diplomatic post.
"In a way, this was my first diplomatic post," she says.
From 1986 to 1990, he held his final diplomatic post as the ambassador to China.
He then spent a few weeks at his diplomatic post in Beijing before returning home.
He served in various diplomatic posts and was a senator.
"May I inquire as to why you stepped down from your diplomatic post?"
Let's take this diplomatic post out for a test ride.