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.