Skip to comments.New ambassador to China says he’s “no real expert on China”
Posted on 01/29/2014 10:01:03 PM PST by chessplayer
Senator Max Baucus was supposed to be an easy confirmation ride for the Obama administration, thanks to the clubby Senate atmosphere. Unfortunately for Barack Obama, Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked what should have been a fairly easy question to answer for anyone who has studied our relationship with China in any depth. Baucus ended up admitting that hes, er not that guy:
Politicos Alex Burns wonders:
Wouldn't the air defense zone issue be, like, the first thing you study up on as a nominee for ambassador to China?
What does Caroline Kennedy know about Japan, other than her favorite type of sushi?
Don’t worry. Barry’s boy Tsunis going to Norway is clueless as hell about Norway. These are just “payback” jobs not to be taken seriously. Relax and go see the “Great Wall”. Maybe take up a hobby like collecting chop sticks.
Caroline Kennedy can’t even speak English.
Her teachers must have ushered her through all the way lik on labels
All the you tide recordings have disappeared but there are transcripts. Well there were yesterday
I know third grade boys who can speak better than she can. No exaggeration
Barry continues to diminish our standing in the world.
Has anyone heard anything about the Qingdao pipeline explosion on Nov. 22, 1013 that killed 62 people. No, you didn’t? Maybe because the Chinese government has done their best to cover it up. Chinese netizens have reported censorship and suggested that the big flap about the Air Defense Zone was part of an effort to distract people from another big internal disaster. Do our leaders even know this, or are they keeping pipeline disasters secret too?
Like to doofus we just sent to Norway.
The press there asked him a basic question about Norway and you could have heard crickets in the room chirping.
What an embarrassment in the world we have become !!
Maybe he will survive.
Ambassador Stevens was an expert on Libya and it sure didn’t help him.
Well surely he is qualified he was a Senator after all. He knew a lot about Healthcare so much so in fact he voted and pushed for Obamacare and it doesn’t matter that in the end he ad mitts Obamacare is crap. He will just improvise like he did when was he was a Senator. I hope he ends up in a rice paddy
Wisconsin’s Johnson kicking up trouble again!~ LOL
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He fits right in this community organizer administration.
An early experiment with gunpowder gone wrong?
Considering a lot of folks still support Free Trade with Communist China....not surprised we have an ambassador that knows nothing about Communist China. Most folks...many here...still are quite clueless about Commie China
Hey, Dear Leader is no expert on the US either.
Surprised he didn’t say:” Chinese, they make great Food and are really good at Laundry”.
In fairness, you can’t fault him for an honest answer. China is such a complex place it would take years of study to be legitimately considered expert on it.
Did the moslems do it?
All anyone high in the Foreign Service needs to know is how to facilitate blackmail and bribery.