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Caroline Kennedy to be
ambassador to Japan

Washington Post, by Emily Hell

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Posted By:toledo, 4/1/2013 8:47:05 AM

Looks like there will be a Camelot East — make that Far East: Caroline Kennedy is heading to Tokyo to be the U.S. ambassador. Kennedy, whose support for President Obama during his 2008 campaign was seen as crucial, had been widely talked about as a candidate for the plum diplomatic post, but now things have apparently been firmed up. The move, which her office did not return a call about, is almost certain

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah, 4/1/2013 8:52:02 AM     (No. 9253366)

Well, like, how great is that? Like.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/1/2013 8:52:53 AM     (No. 9253367)

OMG, what did the Japanese do to deserve this? This is one of the most important diplomatic posts in the world and we send a dolt.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/1/2013 9:01:14 AM     (No. 9253378)

She can barely express herself in English, this should be fun.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 4/1/2013 9:05:27 AM     (No. 9253382)

Tokyo is about 600 miles from parts of North Korea. Looks like Japan just got thrown under the bus. At a time when true diplomacy is called for in that region the U.S. sends a vacuous moonbat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/1/2013 9:11:02 AM     (No. 9253386)

She will end up doing origami birds and flowers while the real diplomats handle the business.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: novakid, 4/1/2013 9:11:14 AM     (No. 9253387)

Well, Caroline is as qualified for Ambassador as 0bama is for President....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 4/1/2013 9:14:37 AM     (No. 9253389)

She´ll be as impressive an ambassador as was Hillary! a Secretary of State.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 4/1/2013 9:17:30 AM     (No. 9253392)

I´m betting that her Japanese sounds like Italian. Can´t be worse than her English.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/1/2013 9:19:18 AM     (No. 9253394)

It´s all in the name.
If her name was not Kennedy, she wouldn´t be able to get a job at Walmart, MacDonalds, or the local pizza joint.

Same with Chelsea Clinton.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: alpha91c, 4/1/2013 9:19:29 AM     (No. 9253395)

Our Dear Leader has a positive genius for placing round pegs in round holes and square pegs in square holes. She will serve the country well. After all she is a Kennedy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mainelysane, 4/1/2013 9:21:44 AM     (No. 9253400)

Japanese aren´t offended by people chewing with open mouths. Her gum chewing will fit in nicely.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/1/2013 9:49:27 AM     (No. 9253450)

Wasn´t Godzilla enough? Those poor, poor people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 4/1/2013 9:53:28 AM     (No. 9253459)

Ya know, maybe she can, um, compose a volume of, like, Haiku poetry while she´s there, to add to the 10 books she´s already published.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 4/1/2013 9:55:39 AM     (No. 9253469)

um like you know like um this is like you know um really you know kewl

Do they have ski slopes or islands with small bridges in Japan?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimK1, 4/1/2013 9:58:41 AM     (No. 9253475)

Maudlin is not a dialect of Japanese, but I´m sure that is way beyond her comprehension.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 4/1/2013 10:18:37 AM     (No. 9253509)

What do the Japanese think of this? I mean the reaction of the newspapers?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: msjena, 4/1/2013 10:20:23 AM     (No. 9253514)

Is this her first real job?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/1/2013 10:26:14 AM     (No. 9253523)

Well, it´s like . . . well, you know, she is like ---- an unfinished simili.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/1/2013 10:30:28 AM     (No. 9253539)

Ummm, like, are the Japanese, like, those little guys with, ummm, you know, those slanty eyes?

And, you know, they eat, like, raw fish?

Ummm, I don´t know if I, like, want to live in California. I mean, ummm, it´s like, I don´t know, like a long way from the city. Maybe like a thousand miles. How´m I gonna get new Manolos if I´m like a thousand miles away? I mean, ummm, you know, you can´t buy shoes on a computer, right?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/1/2013 10:33:00 AM     (No. 9253546)

I´m sure she is totally fluent in Japanese...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: toddh, 4/1/2013 10:42:01 AM     (No. 9253571)

April Fool´s Day? We´ll send someone better, like a random tree squirrel, tomorrow.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/1/2013 10:43:04 AM     (No. 9253575)

Tell me this is a joke.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/1/2013 10:53:03 AM     (No. 9253598)

Wow, that´s like dropping another bomb on Japan. WW 2 is over. But if you think about it they talk funny and she talks funny so they will probably get along great.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 4/1/2013 11:00:04 AM     (No. 9253609)

If this was a black kennedy it would be even more impressive! Go Michelle! It´s symbolic. Didn´t they try to kill her daddy? PT109. White and Black Royalty, forever. Go Dem Morans

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Reply 25 - Posted by: caddyjak, 4/1/2013 11:00:05 AM     (No. 9253610)

You think those crazy Bolsheviks didn´t know what they were doing when they wacked the Czars entire family????

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 4/1/2013 11:12:46 AM     (No. 9253638)

They won´t be able to understand the mumbles and gibberish that she uses when she tries to communicate any better than we can.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/1/2013 11:14:18 AM     (No. 9253639)

Oh, like, darn. Too many of, you know, Ldotters, like, you know, like, beat me to, like, it, you know.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/1/2013 11:28:07 AM     (No. 9253669)

No doubt there are expressions in Japanese for "umm" and "you know." Doubtful, however, that this stupid twit has the intelligence, or good sense, to pick up even "yes," "no" or "thank you" in Japanese.

Why doesn´t she call herself Caroline Schlossberg? Hmmmm??

Northeast Asia is a hot spot with North Korea brandishing missiles, and we send this Kennedy airhead. The Japanese should feel insulted, and that´s probably what Stinky intends.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Breccia, 4/1/2013 11:46:21 AM     (No. 9253713)

From General MacArthur & Mike Mansfield to Caroline Kennedy. We are no longer a serious country.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/1/2013 12:06:23 PM     (No. 9253750)

The article says that Japan likes "celebrity" ambassadors and the writer thinks she´ll fit right in. Only because of her surname.

Well, she´s had her face puffed and ironed and she´s ready for lots of closeups.

Meanwhile:

We hear that her husband Edwin Schlossberg, who owns a New York-based design firm, won’t be joining her full-time in Tokyo.

Surprise, surprise.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Darling, 4/1/2013 12:40:10 PM     (No. 9253800)

Emily Heil, not Hell. I couldn´t believe that such a name wouldn´t be tweaked at Ellis Island, LOL.

Camelot was a nest of fornicators and treacherous people. The Kennedys fit right in with that image.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chillijilli, 4/1/2013 4:27:57 PM     (No. 9254123)

Taking a deep breath here before I take on all of you wonderful LDot colleagues:
I lived and worked in Tokyo for 6+ yrs. I understand the culture, speak & write Japanese...I don´t pretend to know it all, but I certainly know a fair amount about the Japanese mind. The author is right: The Japanese will feel honored BECAUSE of the (celebrity) historic name. To them, the Kennedy appointment will be perceived as a status symbol.Kennedy will be given every possible assist until she can carry on by herself. The Japanese will not let her fail.
My Japanese friends are thrilled. Image is powerful in Japan, and the image of a little girl standing bravely at her father´s funeral is viewed as one of America´s most poignant historical moments. The Kennedy ambassadorship will be seen as our reaching out to share that moment with Japan.




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Reply 33 - Posted by: noddy, 4/1/2013 4:41:45 PM     (No. 9254148)

Dear Japan. Sorry. Paris Hilton was not available.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/1/2013 6:02:03 PM     (No. 9254284)

33 is just nonsense. Writer is certainly not the only foreigner who has lived and worked in Japan.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/1/2013 8:09:19 PM     (No. 9254468)

#33 may well be correct. Unfortunately, the Kennedy-Schlossberg woman makes my skin crawl.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: larryp, 4/1/2013 9:27:13 PM     (No. 9254573)

got to be a April fool joke- the writer´s name is Emily Hell...
like-"Under the Granstand by Seymour Butts..."



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Reply 37 - Posted by: pepperblue, 4/1/2013 9:34:13 PM     (No. 9254582)

Truly, the beginning of the end of the Kennedy dynasty.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 4/2/2013 1:46:41 PM     (No. 9255785)

All by design , my fellow Ldotters. All by design.

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry went on the Sunday shows to talk about Ukraine, and he called the Russian troop intervention in Crimea "an incredible act of aggression." “He´s going to lose on the international stage," Kerry told David Gregory on NBC´s "Meet the Press." "Russia is going to lose, the Russian people are going to lose, and he´s going to lose all of the glow that came out of the Olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza." Besides speaking on "Meet the Press," Kerry also spoke about the situation in Ukraine on ABC´s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and CBS´s

Obama speaks with Putin by phone,
calls on Russia to pull forces back
to Crimea bases

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Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 3/1/2014 6:29:29 PM     Post Reply
President Obama spoke for 90 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States, its top European partners and the U.N. Security Council spent the day trying to fashion a response to the rapid escalation of the Ukraine crisis after Russian troops took up positions throughout the autonomous republic of Crimea. Obama expressed “deep concern,” the White House said, and called on Russia to withdraw its forces back to its bases in Crimea and “to refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine.” Putin appeared to have given little ground, according to a readout of the conversation from his office.


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