Bush has indicated that he supports an Asian:
“We’re really looking in the Far East right now to be the Secretary-General,” Bush said, noting that tradition holds that secretaries general rotate by region.
He also indicated that the current candidates may not be sufficient:
At another point, however, he said the United States “will work closely with friends and allies to come up with the best candidate.“
He also indicated that he would support a Muslim:
Bush said he would not oppose a candidate for secretary-general who is Muslim.
He was replying to a question about the possible candidacy of Jordan’s Prince Zeid al-Hussein, who is Muslim and his country’s U.N. ambasssador.