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Report: Caroline Kennedy to be next US Ambassador to Canada?
Hot Air ^ | February 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey

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 she’s being strongly considered comes as the Canadian press is abuzz about the possible picks.

In one sense, it’s not all that curious. Democrats have tried to get the daughter of America’s 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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TOPICS: New York; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: canada; carolinekennedy; jfk; obama
Someone please tell me even one qualification she has to be our representative there?
1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:35:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is a Living Kennedy?


2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:36:47 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Squawk 8888

Canada will probably declare war on us for this one!


3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:24 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:43:03 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya know...I don’t think...ya know...they’ll understand...ya know...a word she’s saying.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:43:50 PM PST by miserare
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone please tell me even one qualification she has to be our representative there?

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.

You know?

6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:42 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: al baby
Caroline Kennedy: "Well you know."
Canadians: "Aye?"
Caroline Kennedy: "Well you know."
Canadians: "Aye?"
Caroline Kennedy: "Well you know."
Canadians: "Aye?"
Caroline Kennedy: "Well you know."

Etc, etc.

7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:45:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:46:57 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

To the, you know, author: how, you know, do you know?


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:47:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fine, just keep her the hell out of Washington.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:47:56 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send her to Botswana.

But to Canada no, just absolutely no.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 6:48:00 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is so vapid she makes Barbara Streisand seem intelligent.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 6:48:15 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone please tell me even one qualification she has to be our representative there?

She's just as qualified as Obama or Biden or Hillary or Napolitano or Chu. . . .

13 posted on 02/07/2013 6:48:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Slyfox

Wow-When did she say that?


14 posted on 02/07/2013 6:53:33 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
feh...
15 posted on 02/07/2013 6:58:45 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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]


16 posted on 02/07/2013 7:01:12 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Lizavetta

Qualifications?.................... To be an ambassador?

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:03:48 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need an AMBASSADOR to Canada?

Panetta wants to cut my son’s (USAF) pay, yet there’s $ available for an ambassador to Canada?

Good God...


18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:11:59 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: ClearCase_guy
She’s not smart enough for a post of that difficulty

I disagree. It's in her genes.

Canada has a pastry called "beaver tails" and her father knew all about bea......

But I digress...

19 posted on 02/07/2013 7:37:39 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Canada deserves better.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 7:44:00 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: dynachrome

No! isn’t there a past family history? Didn’t Papa Joe “import” liquor from Canada during prohibition?


21 posted on 02/07/2013 7:53:29 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did Canada do to pee off Obama for them to get JFK useless spawn?


22 posted on 02/07/2013 7:59:18 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is incredibly stupid.

Last time we p*ssed off Canada they burned down the White House!

Wait... well... oh never mind.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 8:03:20 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: clearcarbon

How about Jim Carey or Alanis Morisette?


24 posted on 02/07/2013 8:03:39 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Someone please tell me even one qualification she has to be our representative there?"

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.)

25 posted on 02/07/2013 8:19:41 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Stormdog
Send her to Botswana.

What have you got against the least crappy subSaharan African country?

26 posted on 02/07/2013 9:08:29 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: dandiegirl

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/caroline.asp

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.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 9:17:19 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Stormdog

Doesn’t Libya have a vacancy ?


28 posted on 02/07/2013 9:49:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone please tell me even one qualification she has to be our representative there?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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.

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29 posted on 02/07/2013 11:45:38 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: dandiegirl

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.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 3:41:27 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DJ Frisat

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.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 4:04:02 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator
Didn't ask if we had one, asked if we NEED one.

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.

32 posted on 02/08/2013 9:24:53 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Candor7
Duncan Harper?
33 posted on 02/08/2013 1:21:11 PM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Dartman

Duncan Harper?>>>>>>>>>>>

Sorry, when I type fast late at night this sort of thing happens, I have a Scottish racial memory.

Corrected: STEPHEN Harper


34 posted on 02/08/2013 1:51:50 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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