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Caroline Kennedy Poised for Japan (Obama to appoint as ambassador)
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Al Kamen

Posted on 07/13/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT by kristinn

The finishing touches are being applied to the long-anticipated formal announcement that Caroline Kennedy will be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.

SNIP

Kennedy's predecessors include luminaries such as Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield, former vice president Walter Mondale, former House speaker Tom Foley and former Senate majority leader Howard Baker.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carolinekennedy; japan; obama
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1 posted on 07/13/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Is she gay too?


2 posted on 07/13/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Or at least the correct ideology.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 7:31:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kristinn

I didn’t even know she was gay.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 7:31:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

I’m sure she has plenty of experience, you know.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 7:32:23 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: fatnotlazy

The scary thing is the fact that its probably one of his more reasonable appointments.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn
Comment Ms. Kennedy?

"Uh, you know, like, really cool, uh, but, where exactly is this Japan place?"

7 posted on 07/13/2013 7:35:09 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: JPG

Duhh, y’know.


8 posted on 07/13/2013 7:36:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: kristinn

If not gay, certainly as dumb as a box of rocks. The Japanese people are being insulted.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn

Aside from her maiden name what are her qualifications to be ambassador to Japan especially with the current volatile situation in Asia? I am surprised she didn’t get the position as Ambassador to France as her mother spoke a little French and dressed in French fashions.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: kristinn

Except for Howard Baker, the ambassadors she follows are not exactly luminaries.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 7:40:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: kristinn
JFK was worthy of at least a *degree* of respect from decent Americans.JFK Jr,IMO,showed at least a glimmer of respectability on at least one occasion (openly criticizing his filthy,worthless scumbag cousins).From what little I know about Caroline I'm not sure the same is true of her.
12 posted on 07/13/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: kristinn

But I want to know: does she know how to swim?


13 posted on 07/13/2013 7:40:46 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: kristinn

Her world experience will be real, like, uh, useful in dealing with, like, US-Japanese security concerns, like um North Korea China and Russian claims to several Japanese islands

But she did have a caterer serve sushi once

and Uncle Bobby can advise on anti-nuclear power policies


14 posted on 07/13/2013 7:42:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: kristinn

She is about a dump as a stump. Japan will live this.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 7:42:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: kristinn

So we’re finally getting even for Pearl Harbor.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: kristinn

Another worthless leech burrowing into the body politic. It will take napalm to dislodge her.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 7:44:47 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Is she gay too?”

You beat me to it


18 posted on 07/13/2013 7:45:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn
Another chapter in the Kennedy dynasty.

I am so sick of hearing about "America's Royalty."
19 posted on 07/13/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Don't think so.

Except for the too much sun skin .. she's a beautiful woman, aging well ...


20 posted on 07/13/2013 7:47:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mike Mansfield actually was an excellent ambassador.
Carter appointed him as Ambassador to Japan and Reagan reappointed him. He earned a Masters degree and studied the Far East.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 7:48:13 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: kristinn

I guess the Kennedys can be bought pretty cheap these days.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:17 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: kristinn

The problem with Caroline is that she is dumber than a fence post. I’ve only seen her in one interview, but that one interview left me realizing she was so subliminal that she quite likely would be a danger to herself if out roaming around the city.

This should serve to disrupt relations between the two nations, the ultimate goal of many Obama efforts these days.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: kristinn

At least they found a place where she can’t hurt herself.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 7:54:19 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: kristinn

With 330,000,000 Americans, the best we can do is the nepotism aristocracy?


25 posted on 07/13/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: kristinn

Caroline Kennedy speaks Japanese?

She barely speaks English. And has atrocious table manners to boot. I would have thought Jackie would have trained her better than that.

Without a fairly competent fluency in Japanese, those ethnocentric folk of Nippon, who consider most non-Japanese as some kind of high-level chimpanzees, would have a field day with witticisms and criticisms of the “bumbler” that the “foreign devils” of America sent to represent themselves.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: DoughtyOne

JFK and Jackie did not seem completely stupid. They were pretty much classically educated. I don’t know what happened to both of their kids. Caroline is empty-headed and JFK Jr. was even dumber.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 7:57:03 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: kristinn
This is like kicking the Japanese in the face. What a disgusting thing to do to a friendly nation. This is how to make more enemies. This worthless mystery POS that flits about the nation and the globe is no damned good for anything. In addition he's an unpatriotic SOB:

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In the 69 years since D-Day, there are four occasions when the President of the United States chose not to visit the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.

The occasions were:

1. Barack Obama, 2010

2. Barack Obama, 2011

3. Barack Obama, 2012

4. Barack Obama, 2013

For the past 69 years, every American President except Obama have taken the time to honor the memory and sacrifices of the 6,000 American soldiers killed on D-Day. Except Obama.

June 6 2010, Obama had no events scheduled.

June 6, 2011, Obama met with the National Security team and was interviewed by WEWS Cleveland and WDIV in Detroit about the auto industry - FAR too busy to visit the D-Day memorial.

June 6, 2012, Instead of honoring our fallen soldiers, Obama made a campaign trip to California on Air Force 1 (at our expense) to raise funds for (his) upcoming election.

June 6, 2013, Obama is doing ANOTHER fund raiser with the multimillionaires in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Palo Alto CA, once again at our expense.

Aren’t you proud? And now he appoints homosexuals as ambassadors and this nitwit woman whose only claim to fame was she was sired by a sex maniac.

28 posted on 07/13/2013 7:57:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kristinn

Another crazy a$$ Kennedy just what we need, oh wait it’s another Obama teem member.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 7:57:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: JPG

Is Macaroni dead now?


30 posted on 07/13/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: silverleaf
But she did have a caterer serve sushi once

OK so she served the little rice thingys, how about some sashimi (fish)?

And did she partake or stay with the Kennedy brand Bourbon or kool aid?

31 posted on 07/13/2013 8:10:03 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: knarf

Knarf, when’s the last time you been to Lenscrafters, dude ?


32 posted on 07/13/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: The Great RJ

It seems no qualifications are required to be an ambassador. Look at the long line of embarrassingly un-qualified ones.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: All

I hope, “Um, ya know,” doesn’t translate into some insulting Japanese expression.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 8:17:15 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: knarf

Where’s that picture of Bluto when Flounder’s mug is flashed on the Delta basement wall during rush week?


35 posted on 07/13/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: kristinn; John Semmens

John, when did you start writing for the Washington Post?


36 posted on 07/13/2013 8:23:17 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: kristinn

Credentials these days need go no further than political affiliation and a recognizable name. We are being governed by fools and children.


37 posted on 07/13/2013 8:25:32 AM PDT by Spok
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To: kristinn
kennedy's are the AIDS of American politics, and harder to get rid of...
38 posted on 07/13/2013 8:26:59 AM PDT 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: ReleaseTheHounds

I think it is more like an ambassadorship can be bought fairly cheap these days.


39 posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Hotlanta Mike

There have been rumors for awhile that she and Ed are having marriage problems.


40 posted on 07/13/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Given enough booze she will try anything.


41 posted on 07/13/2013 8:36:09 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kristinn
If I recall correctly, Obama tried to get her to become ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican) Her pro abortion stand kind of nixed that one.

The Vatican has more than once refused to accept the credentials of people selected by both Clinton, and Obama.

42 posted on 07/13/2013 8:39:23 AM PDT by mware
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To: informavoracious

I will give Jackie Kennedy credit. She knew she had to get her children away for the rest of the Kennedy clan.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 8:42:27 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware
From April 2009.

Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador

The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador, according to reports.

Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.

Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy's daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.

The Italian paper said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama's support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay in July.

44 posted on 07/13/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT by mware
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To: kristinn

How does one say “you know, you know” in Japanese?


45 posted on 07/13/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Ne, ne?


46 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is destroying the USA.)
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To: kristinn

She can say, “Umm, er, ya know, like, uh” in Japanese.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:16 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: DoughtyOne
Well, one thing in her favor...she's the reason we have "Sweet Caroline.."

BTW..there was an article the other day ( I think Politico?) that career FS types are getting really upset at Obama's "selling" ambassadorships to his biggest donors..for career types...an ambassador is what they all strive for..on ther merits, and it seems that most of the good ones have become political plums..State is a very incestuous place..many may not like having "Upper Volta" as the high point of their career path..so you might start to see some interesting "leaks"

48 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:47 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: kristinn

Find her a very nice home directly over an earthquake fault line.


49 posted on 07/13/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: kristinn

I’m betting she can’t read cursive either.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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