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Caroline Kennedy Seen as Likely Choice for Japan Envoy (Groan!)
New York Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 04/01/2013 12:43:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, is close to being announced as the next United States ambassador to Japan, according to people familiar with the appointment process.

The vetting of Ms. Kennedy by the White House is almost complete, and an appointment could be announced in the coming weeks, along with the names of several other choices for high-profile diplomatic posts. Bloomberg News and The Washington Post first reported that Ms. Kennedy was under consideration.

Ms. Kennedy was an early supporter of President Obama, offering forceful backing as he battled Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She also served as a co-chairwoman of Mr. Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ambassador; carolina; carolinekennedy; japan; kennedy
Not an April Fool's joke I'm afraid, but either payback for Kennedy money delivered, or else the Rats want to groom her for a Senate run or even a VP slot in 2016.

Seems like a punched ticket to me.

1 posted on 04/01/2013 12:43:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Just another way to DISS an ally.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 12:45:24 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Timber Rattler

Just another inbred, brain-dead Kennedy. Our Japanese allies should be justifiably outraged.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 12:46:34 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Timber Rattler

Interesting that NY Times just lays it out there - this is political payback.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Timber Rattler

Where does 0bumble look after he’s scraped the bottom of the barrel?


5 posted on 04/01/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Timber Rattler; Bikkuri; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo
Ubama's Aprils Fools Day joke on Japan.

Except it will last alot longer.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Timber Rattler

I can just imagine what she’ll say. “ Like, you know, this is, like, you know, sooo cool ‘cause, you know, I really, like, like sushi.”


7 posted on 04/01/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The next thing you know they will give an ambassadorship to Shirley Temple.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Timber Rattler

More clowns raiding the till before there is nothing left worth having...

I guess she needs a payday... and her buddy “O” can do that for her.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 12:57:11 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Timber Rattler

Never fear. She is just an ornament.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 12:59:09 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Timber Rattler

How do I get an ambassadorship to some silly country in europe?


11 posted on 04/01/2013 1:01:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: OKRA2012

Shirley Temple is intelligent and talented.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Timber Rattler

You know, I think she will make a good ambassador, you know, and stuff like that, you know, like until she gets appointed to something better and stuff. /s


13 posted on 04/01/2013 1:08:51 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: pbear8

Not all that sure how talented she is as she had not done a film in 64 years.

Her appointments to various ambassadorships were based on here celebrity status, just as Caroline Kennedy’s would be ambassadorship.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 1:12:34 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: GraceG

“How do I get an ambassadorship to some silly country in europe?”

You bundle ten, maybe 20 million dollars for your favorite presidential candidate and if that candidate wins, you may be selected to be ambassador to some low risk nation.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:28 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Timber Rattler

She’s, like, talented, ya know...


16 posted on 04/01/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Timber Rattler

Hey Timber...Not specific to you, but I’m not familiar with posting to this site.
Not surprised AT ALL that the royal Kennedy name is being bestowed yet another placement within the royal court of corruption/graft/fraud and elitist ‘opportunity’-:)
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17 posted on 04/01/2013 1:25:30 PM PDT by iseeit (A more equal animal by effort.)
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To: Timber Rattler

My God, when the Dems were touting her as a possible Senator it quickly became apparent that she could barely string two intelligent words together. What an embarrassment this will be to our Japanese partners—especially with the possibility of the North Korea situation escalating.

Well, I guess she’s a Kennedy so she must be entitled.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 1:25:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Timber Rattler

I feel sure that she probably speaks fluent Japanese.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT by DManA
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To: OKRA2012

“The next thing you know they will give an ambassadorship to Shirley Temple.”
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You do know that some former actors were intelligent, well-spoken and had common sense—such as Ronald Reagan and, yes, Shirley Temple, don’t you?

If you’ve ever seen Caroline Kennedy in a situation where she had to think on her feet, you’d realize that she was a bubble head. And if you’ve ever seen Shirley Temple Black do the same you’d realized that Kennedy could never begin to come close to filling Temple-Black’s shoes.

Just because Jim Carrey is an idiot, that doesn’t mean that all actors are also idiots.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 1:37:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Timber Rattler

Utterly inapproprate to send a princess to a culture that respects age. Mike Mansfield was a much better choice — the longest-serving Senate majority leader, ambassador under Carter and Reagan.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 1:40:10 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Timber Rattler

“Hey Japan! You get an Ambassador that makes Joe Biden look smart. Ha ha ha ha!!!!”


22 posted on 04/01/2013 1:43:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: House Atreides

Maybe you are better acquainted with Shirley Temple’s educational and professional background which qualified her to be US Ambassador to Ghana.

The Kennedy girl is likely not qualified for the rigors and geopolitical brinkmanship needed to be US Ambassador to Japan.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

He appointments were based on years and years of work within the GOP—but she was appointed to Ghana, not one of our largest trading partners.

This is just an example of what a buffoon this jerk is.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Like I said:

“The Kennedy girl is likely not qualified for the rigors and geopolitical brinkmanship needed to be US Ambassador to Japan.”


25 posted on 04/01/2013 1:56:29 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Vermont Lt
She was also ambassador to Czechoslovakia in 1989-1990, just as the Iron Curtain was collapsing:

Prague Journal; Shirley Temple Black Unpacks a Bag of Memories

26 posted on 04/01/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: OKRA2012

By all accounts, Shirley Temple was an effective ambassador in both Accra and Prague. She was in Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain was crumbling. A buddy of mine was in Prague on TDY, when it fell. he took advantage of the chaos and bought an AK-47 from a Czech solidier who was looking to score some US dollars. So he bought the weapon and attempted to smuggle it back to the world in a diplomatic pouch. Ambassador Black got wind of this so she stopped the deal, gave the rifle to the Marine Detachment for safekeeping and my buddy was PNGd and was sent packing sans AK-47.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Timber Rattler

Is she going to follow Grampa’s footsteps and try to corner the Saki market in the US?
Will she deal with North Korea to do it?


28 posted on 04/01/2013 2:33:15 PM PDT by hans56
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To: Timber Rattler
If she gets into any trouble, she knows how to send a message in a coconut -- so at least there's that.

When the radio announced this they said Japan expects high-profile, star US ambassadors ... like ... Walter Mondale.

Er, ... okay.

29 posted on 04/01/2013 2:46:21 PM PDT by x
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To: Timber Rattler

Now why does anyone want to murder Caroline Kennedy?

Seriously, why?

If you don’t get it, think about it. It’s a thinker.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 3:03:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: luvbach1

On the outside bottom of the barrel, where the slugs and crud have congregated: hardcore liberal-marxist-socialist-demoncraps and their allies. He’s already turned-over the barrel and is picking the scum and filth.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The next best thing to AGE that Japan wants in a US Ambassador is "name value".

Every person down to elementary kids in Japan--much like across much of Latin America--know "Kenedei" and it will go down very well.

At least the Japanese mainstream media will make sure that it is entirely palatable to the diplomatic corps here, the Japanese Goverment, the Imperial Household and the man in the street. This is separate from anything about CK being a good Ambasssador or not, but it will be seen as entirely welcome and they will be flattered. They are too far removed from the realities of American Political System and the Kennedy "name" (brand) still holds a great sway here. So WE may not like it, but by and large she will be accepted as a rock star and they will be flattered. And their news media will tell them to think this way.

32 posted on 04/01/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: Timber Rattler

Nepotistic asses.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 2:54:25 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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