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Monday, June 1, 2009

Meet the new ambassador!

The White House's pick for ambassador to Japan was announced last week. His name is John Roos.

And, surely, you'd recognize such an auspicious name? Surely?

What's that? No? You've never heard his name before?

Yeah, me neither.

Turns-out he's some Silicon Valley lawyer bigwig who raised a bunch of money for Obama's campaign.


I'll tell you, it was not always like this...

Nay. There was once a time when an ambassadorship to Tokyo was given to men of stature like Walter Mondale or Tom Foley.

Hell, even Ed Reischauer had plenty of academic cachet back in his time.

Doesn't this practice seem oddly 19th century to anyone?


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