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Biden picks Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Kwan for ambassadors

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Two lovely & charming women who will represent the USA wonderfully!

Caroline is a class act.

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Political paybacks for prior support.

Kennedy is definitely qualified, not sure about Kwan.

Kwan is well-liked and may do a fantastic job. Belize has to be one of the easiest places to be an Ambassador. Former British colony, English speaking, 84% Christian, primary industry is tourism from the US, sugar and bananas. Every few years they are hit by a hurricane and need USaid. Good starter job in foreign relations. Her first govt job was as the "public diplomacy envoy." Fran Dresser (actress) was appointed to that position. Hope she does well.

Here's hoping that both never need to remember to bring the flag with them if they leave their post.

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Two lovely & charming women who will represent the USA wonderfully!

In what regard?

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Well, given the last four years of reality TV host contestants, known grifters, and former and future felons, these look like good picks...

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Well, given the last four years of reality TV host contestants, known grifters, and former and future felons, these look like good picks...

Summing up Washington in a nutshell.

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Just following along the hallowed tradition of paying back his political friends with prestige appointments. Ambassadorships are handed out like party favors. It was shocking that Kennedy was appointed ambassador to Japan in the first place. She had no qualifications other than her last name.

Just for fun, look at the CV of Australia's ambassador to the USA- former Cabinet Minister, 3 decades of public service, Senior Economic Advisor to the PM, etc. By contrast, Australia gets "my daddy was famous" as the American ambassador. How embarrassing.

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I wonder if Belize was where Kwan wanted to go?

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I wonder if Belize was where Kwan wanted to go?

I'd like to live there 1 month every year. Not in the summer. Too hot and humid. April and some scuba diving - fantastic.

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