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Max Baucus to be nominated for
ambassador to China

Columbus Dispatch, by Staff

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Posted By:charliecoconut, 12/19/2013 6:33:47 AM

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who has taken a tough stance against some of China’s trade practices, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next ambassador to Beijing, according to Senate aides. Baucus, who has announced his intention to retire from the Senate at the end of next year, currently chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which oversees tax and trade policy. He was first elected to the Senate in 1978. Obama’s choice of the 72-year-old Baucus to be ambassador to China must be confirmed by the Senate.

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J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE | AP Other Wire Services, but the important thing is that Max got his Platinum Parachute provided by the ACA...Short Article for such a Big Job.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: keekng, 12/19/2013 6:42:34 AM     (No. 9659788)

Payback for Baucus´ heavy handed ramming through of the obamacare abomination.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/19/2013 6:51:55 AM     (No. 9659805)

Are there good GOP candidates for Baucus´s seat in the 2014 elections? What happens now to Baucus´s seat? Baucus was retiring at the end of 2014 anyway.

Governor Bullock is a Democrat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: altoona, 12/19/2013 6:59:25 AM     (No. 9659822)

That ought to keep his loose lips buttoned down. No more "trainwreck" talk now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: govlawyer, 12/19/2013 7:05:47 AM     (No. 9659835)

A man´s gotta have something to do with all that free time. I´m sure the salary has nothing to do with it at all.[sarcasm off]

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/19/2013 7:10:29 AM     (No. 9659840)

Is he a bundler, or just a heavy donor? Oh. Obamacare´s Rape of America. That´ll get you high marks with the faux president.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/19/2013 8:54:51 AM     (No. 9659994)

35 years in the Senate. Thirty.Five.years.

Theres the problem.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 12/19/2013 9:09:17 AM     (No. 9660020)

One suspects this has more to do with keeping that Senate seat in Democrat hands in 2014 than it does with anything else.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/20/2013 12:32:23 AM     (No. 9661042)

Maybe he will fix their healthcare too.

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