Skip to comments.Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway
Posted on 01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST by Kaslin
Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their countryand for good reason; hes a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited.
Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition.
"You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce them."
McCain interrupted him, pointing out that as part of the coalition, the party was hardly being denounced.
"I stand corrected," Tsunis said after a pause. "I would like to leave my answer at... it's a very,very open society and the overwhelming amount of Norwegians and the overwhelming amount of people in parliament don't feel the same way."
The blunder came after a faltering, incoherent performance from Tsunis, in which he made a reference to Norway's "president", apparently under the impression that the country is a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy.
The New York businessman and lawyer donated $50,000 to McCain in 2008 before switching parties and bundling nearly $1 million for the president in 2012. So his performance during the recent Senate confirmation hearing is utterly unsurprising but infuriating nonetheless. Tsunis is glaringly unqualified for this position and didnt so much as read Norways Wikipedia page to know the slightest bit about the countrys history, politics, and culture before the hearing.
The nomination (of Tsunis) is nothing less than an insult against Norway, one Norwegian wrote in an online debate on document.no, NewsInEnglish reports. This makes it clear that the US kisses up to its enemies while its condescending towards its friends.
Money talks, folks, and Harry Reids new rules for the Senate mean theres no possibility of a filibuster, either. Perhaps this is why McCain sarcastically signed off the way he did: I have no more questions for this incredibly, highly qualified group of nominees.
just another no-show job. they’re typical for dems out of chicago
Send him to Disney to ride the Norway Epcot ride...
Send him to Disney to ride the Norway Epcot ride...
They could not fine any Democrat that knew any Geography.
That’s to be expected because the president of the United States knows nothing about the United States.
What should we expect from a president who essentially knows nothing about the U. S.
This clown donated to McCain; why didn’t McCain recuse himself and let someone else interrogate him? Typical ruling-class politics.
I demand a recount! 10 seconds, are they sure...?
"This is such nonsense.
The pRes_ _ent and I eat Haagen Dazs ice cream regularly."
I wonder if he’s aware of the Norwegian Blue Parrot? Beautiful plumage!
By the way...he’s not dead, he’s resting.
Gee! A member of the Obama Regime that could not find his own ass even if he were standing naked in a room lined with mirrors and having someone with a laser pointer showing him the way.
Who’d a thunk it??
Can he at least spell the name?
I bet he’ll write it with an “i” at the end
We’ve got the best government that money can buy. Dumber than a bag of hammers but positions are always up for sale. Especially around election time. No knowledge of anything required.
The Obamadork don’t know nutting about nuttin.
He is your typical failed quota boy.
When I want intelligence, I read Sowell, Williams, Thomas, West, etc.
I doubt Caroline Kennedy knows anything about Japan, either.
..... Which of course in the eyes of our Dear Leader makes him the most qualified person for the job! You know ..... kinda like the guy who knew absolutely nothing about running anything made Obama the most qualified person to become President of the most powerful nation on the planet! Yup ....... It's pure Libtard logic that makes sense only to them and to accept any other way of thinking makes you a rabid racist idiot!!!
If Norway needs to talk to America...they won't need to chat with our President (he isn't an American...and they know it).
...Obamas Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway..
That’s OK! obama knows nothing about America!!!!
That’s nothing. America’s president knows nothing about America.
I wonder what’s next, selling officer commissions like they used to do in Britain?
D’oh, I should by now know to read the rest of the posts before posting. But it felt good nonetheless! :-)
He sure knows how to be a bully and a dictator
From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old
Is he a pooftah?
He knows nothing about Norway? Do any of 0bama’s people know anything about their payoff positions? Nothing new here.
Why does the US, the country that basically springboarded the concept of meritocratic government, have in the 21st century, a diplomatic corps system whereby the ambassador is someone who basically bribed his way into the post, rather than a professional career diplomat who has worked their way through the ranks? It does actually make about as much sense as the old British system of officers purchasing commisions, but Britain ditched this system of patronage, both in the army and the civil service by the 1870s...
And of course you have proof /s
Tsunis thinks a fjord is a car they make in Detroit.
Ain’t it the truth!
Like Slick Willie Clinton's appointment of homo-activist James Hormel to be ambassador to staunchly Catholic Luxembourg.
But we mustn't let anything stand in the way of a good old fashioned payoff.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it.
(An entirely free service)
Another news flash: Obama knows nothing about governance or anything about the 57 states....
>> “(he isn’t an American...and they know it)” <<
Is that why they gave him the No Bell Piece Prys?
Now that right there is funny.
" Mr. Tsunis, can you tell us if the Viking Kitties are indigenous to Norway ??"
Send him to Norway, and be quick about it.
The Vikings will take care of him!