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Caroline Kennedy nomination as envoy to Japan points to larger trend
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ambassadors-appointments-20130726,0,6068464.story ^

Posted on 07/27/2013 4:33:06 AM PDT by bryan999

WASHINGTON — Since the beginning of his second term, President Obama has appointed campaign fundraisers, party allies and other political figures as ambassadors at a level that is now almost double what has prevailed in the last few administrations.

More than 56% of Obama's 41 second-term ambassadorial nominations have been political, compared with an average of about 30% for recent administrations, according to U.S. government figures compiled by the American Foreign Service Assn. Of the political nominees, at least half have had fundraising roles.

The trend has emerged as the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan, announced Wednesday, could renew the debate about selecting political allies who may have little diplomatic or country-specific expertise.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/27/2013 4:33:06 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

The Japanese are going to think that we hate them!! Caroline is a STUPID VALLEY GIRL THAT CAN”T SPEAK ENGLISH WELL!!! Sorry, Japan.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 4:42:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bryan999
could renew the debate about selecting political allies who may have little diplomatic or country-specific expertise.

How about little expertise in anything?

3 posted on 07/27/2013 4:43:04 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: bryan999

Trend insults our traditional allies! Caroline in dirt dumb.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 4:44:29 AM PDT by Broker (O-4 1315.)
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To: bryan999

At many posts, a career diplomat is the real power behind the throne. Usually it’s the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM). All one can hope for is that any political appointee be sufficiently intelligent so as to not cause problems while on the sip and gossip circuit. Just show up to fly the flag, shake hands, smile, and arrange lucrative business deals for your buddies. The drones in the Consular Section will handle the rest.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 4:54:33 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: bryan999

Ridiculous...she’s a idiot


6 posted on 07/27/2013 4:57:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bryan999

I’ll take: “Let’s screw all our allies by sending them the dumbest Representatives we have while we back stab them allying with other Communist Countries for a $1,000 Alex.”


7 posted on 07/27/2013 4:59:45 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: bryan999
How do you apologize in Japanese?

5.56mm

9 posted on 07/27/2013 5:12:29 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Try this....

True story....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80uhCUcoiKs

10 posted on 07/27/2013 5:32:37 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: bryan999

Finally Brack recognizes genius. Here’s our best and brightest, Japan. It speaks volumes about the greatness of America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YF_pN8pWvg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaGXDhTnAw


11 posted on 07/27/2013 5:38:47 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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“Kennedy, who swung her family’s crucial support to Obama during his 2008 primary fight with Hillary Rodham Clinton, is known as an intelligent, low-key woman who has never held a government post and has shunned the spotlight.”

The author is being incredibly kind. The few times I’ve heard her speak she sounded like she had an IQ of 80. I think the Japanese will be insulted and will take advantage of her naiveté.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 5:43:57 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: bryan999

This administration reminds me of medieval England with the slobbery appointments from sheer suckup and political machine style.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Ann Archy

She never had to. Once Daddy died, she was labeled brilliant and fabulous for the rest of time.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 5:46:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: M Kehoe

Gomen Nasai.


15 posted on 07/27/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT by Ax
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To: bryan999

Maybe CK is a big Sake fan? It’s in the genes.


16 posted on 07/27/2013 5:55:10 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: bryan999
She doesn't speak Japanese.

But then, you know, she doesn't speak English either.

Caroline Kennedy repeats 'you know' 142 times in interview


17 posted on 07/27/2013 5:55:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: spokeshave; Ax
Domo Arigato.

5.56mm

18 posted on 07/27/2013 5:57:27 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: autumnraine

she was labeled brilliant and fabulous for the rest of time.

As was Hillary and every other liberal.

Let’s get this “genius” on Jeopardy and see how she fares...


19 posted on 07/27/2013 6:01:21 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: Gen.Blather
known as an intelligent, low-key woman who has never held a government post and has shunned the spotlight.

1 - "has never held a government post"

That's because she got laughed out of her bid to be appointed NY Senator when people discovered she could not speak intelligible English

2 - "has shunned the spotlight"

Except for trying to wangle a job as Senator, sitting on various boards of directors, co-chair Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee, campaigning for Obamma, giving a speech at his nomination and all the other things well connected democrats do to secure appointments to jobs like Ambassador to Japan for which they have no qualifications.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 6:12:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Ax

How do you say “ya know” in Japanese? And how long will it take Ms. Kennedy to learn it?


21 posted on 07/27/2013 6:41:02 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: M Kehoe

“So solly!”


22 posted on 07/27/2013 7:00:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: HomeAtLast

“Ne?”


23 posted on 07/27/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: bryan999

Trending stupid and stupider.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 7:02:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bryan999

“What’s going on here? What? What? What?” —Captain Binghamton


25 posted on 07/27/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bryan999

No problem. The next GOP Administration will clear out all this Democrat dead wood, /sarc


26 posted on 07/27/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: HomeAtLast

ano


27 posted on 07/27/2013 7:39:15 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: elcid1970

No “l” in Japanese, so that would be more like “So soree”


28 posted on 07/27/2013 7:41:42 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Loses are led,
Viorets are brue,
I rive in Japan rong ago,
How bout you?

;^)


29 posted on 07/27/2013 7:53:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Ann Archy

Caroline is sick of Ed and needs some distance so she called Barry and he’s sending her on an extended vacation to Japan for the next 3.5 years.


30 posted on 07/27/2013 8:26:58 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: elcid1970

Using “you know” 142 times per interview will only endear her to the low information voters who comprise the Dim party. It occurs to me that somebody (our ruling elite?) might be grooming her to run against Hillary in ‘16.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: bryan999
あなたが知っている
32 posted on 07/27/2013 8:29:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: M Kehoe

I will have to remember to ask my daughter who is going to be Skyping with us tomorrow from Japan. She is working there teaching English — she is doing this because she graduated from university in 2009 and there were absolutely no jobs available for her.


33 posted on 07/27/2013 10:53:12 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: M Kehoe

Do itasha mashte. We’re pretty close to the bottom of my Japanese vocabulary. I left there in January 1969.


34 posted on 07/27/2013 11:30:24 AM PDT by Ax
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