Skip to comments.Report: Caroline Kennedy to be next US Ambassador to Canada?
Posted on 02/07/2013 6:35:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Ambassadorships are the fairy dust of domestic goodwill for every President, and usually go to either big donors or prominent political supporters. While some go to professional diplomats, a significant percentage usually go to cronies for loyalty, both present and future. With that said, the latest trial balloon from State and the White House is a bit curious:
Caroline Kennedy is the leading contender on the short list of candidates President Obama is considering to be the next ambassador to Canada, a senior Democratic official tells Fox News.
Kennedy, the daughter of the late President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been a strong political and financial supporter of Obama. The confirmation that shes being strongly considered comes as the Canadian press is abuzz about the possible picks.
In one sense, its not all that curious. Democrats have tried to get the daughter of Americas Camelot involved in politics for a number of years. The late Ed Koch exhorted then-NY governor David Paterson to think of the DNA when Paterson had to appoint a replacement for Hillary Clinton in the US Senate in early 2009. That idea died a quick death with the public when Caroline started publicly campaigning for the appointment, which went to Kirsten Gillibrand instead. Afterward, there was a brief push to appoint her as the American ambassador to the Vatican, which went nowhere much faster...
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She is a Living Kennedy?
Canada will probably declare war on us for this one!
Ya know...I don’t think...ya know...they’ll understand...ya know...a word she’s saying.
Like, you know, why are you being so, you know, negative? She's a, you know, Kennedy and comes from, you know, a long line of, you know, politicians and, you know, statesmen and she probably, you know, has a fair idea of where Canada, you know, is and so she, you know, would be pretty cool.
To the, you know, author: how, you know, do you know?
Fine, just keep her the hell out of Washington.
Send her to Botswana.
But to Canada no, just absolutely no.
She is so vapid she makes Barbara Streisand seem intelligent.
She's just as qualified as Obama or Biden or Hillary or Napolitano or Chu. . . .
Wow-When did she say that?
She’s not smart enough for a post of that difficulty. What if something important happens that strains the relationship between the 2 countries? [/s]
Qualifications?.................... To be an ambassador?
We need an AMBASSADOR to Canada?
Panetta wants to cut my son’s (USAF) pay, yet there’s $ available for an ambassador to Canada?
I disagree. It's in her genes.
Canada has a pastry called "beaver tails" and her father knew all about bea......
But I digress...
Canada deserves better.
No! isn’t there a past family history? Didn’t Papa Joe “import” liquor from Canada during prohibition?
What did Canada do to pee off Obama for them to get JFK useless spawn?
This is incredibly stupid.
Last time we p*ssed off Canada they burned down the White House!
Wait... well... oh never mind.
How about Jim Carey or Alanis Morisette?
She has no qualifications except her name and the fact that she's a leftist Democrat. If Canada is smart they'll refuse her credentials and tell Washington that she is not acceptable. (Yeah, I know there's little chance of that happening.)
What have you got against the least crappy subSaharan African country?
According to Snopes it is “undetermined.” According to the webpage the quote came from Ed Klein’s book “The Amatuer.”
It seems the Obama’s have ignored her and she is miffed.
Doesn’t Libya have a vacancy ?
She speaks French? She likes French Pastry? She likes to eat baloney? She was weaned on Labatt 50? She farts when squeezed? She knows how to bend over and take it from the Terminator? She is a rampant environmentalist who hates pipeline construction?
I guess that she is well qualified to be the biggest pain to Duncan Harper that she can be, feeding Her Majesty's loyal opposition in parliament , and initiating the Obama Campaign against Duncan Harper and the Conservative Government of Canada. Obama does not like the saavy Harper, who will pipe oil to China, if the Obama does not allow the pipeline project.
BRING HER ON! She will die skiing downhill at Whistler.
I loved it when Caroline warned Rush Limbaugh,
“Don’t you dare quote my father when he opposed raising taxes!!”
All these disasters of presidential appointments prove that the lunatics now run the asylum. Then the lunatics condemn the sane for stocking up on AR-15’s & ammo.
We need an AMBASSADOR to Canada?
Always have had one. Why different now? The money for the Ambassador has nothing to do with Department of Defense so your son is out of luck regardless of this position.
With regard to the military pay issue, it was a general statement regarding relative worth. In my opinion, the pay of the volunteers who are sacrificing to protect our country is very low far down on the list of things to cut in order to 'cut the deficit'. What a joke.
Sorry, when I type fast late at night this sort of thing happens, I have a Scottish racial memory.
Corrected: STEPHEN Harper