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Obama ambassador nominees — Baucus,
Bell and Tsunis — hit bumps in hearings

Washington Post, by Al Kamen

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Posted By:Drive, 1/31/2014 7:12:05 AM

There’s little doubt that outgoing Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will be confirmed as President Obama’s next ambassador to China, despite a somewhat less-than-stellar performance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked: If, as Baucus indicated, the “Chinese leadership’s primary motivation is the well-being” of its citizens, then “what do you think would motivate them to initiate the air defense notification zone?” (As Loop fans know, this is a dangerous escalation by a bellicose China in an already nasty dispute with Japan over islands — and undersea riches — in the East China Sea.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/31/2014 8:00:28 AM     (No. 9712850)

Obama´s ambassador nominees are a direct reflection of him: Not too bright about the world. As the Washington Post finally catches on we should welcome them out of the dark side.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/31/2014 8:55:59 AM     (No. 9712939)

The ChiComs must have a running blooper reel every Saturday night of our government under The Won. Beer, pretzels, and belly laughs at what amounts to the most dysfunctional government in the world. Sending a man to be ambassador that knows less about the country than a 12 year old is embarrassing and stupid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/31/2014 8:56:19 AM     (No. 9712940)

Max was the chief architect of Obamacare in the Senate. With him going to China to represent the United States, what could possibly go wrong?! s/o


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Reply 4 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/31/2014 10:10:03 AM     (No. 9713053)

Bell´s statement can be read at BudapestBeacon.com with this humorous editorial observation:

Hungary’s media law prohibits media outlets from publishing articles “insulting” to Hungary or the Hungarian people. This might explain why no Hungarian newspaper or magazine has published the complete text of Ms. Bell’s statement in Hungarian.

978 words of pure drivel about pluralism (does she even know what it means?), democracy, promoting a climate of tolerance, government by the people for the people and of the people, upholding our shared values...

As for her credentials, she cites her part in "developing a U.S. product that we export to more than 100 countries for daily consumption with more than 40 million viewers."

Credit to McCain. He got this one right.

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