Have you thought about becoming an Ambassador, diplomat, or foreign dignitary? Well stop wasting your time trying to build a career… Just bundle a few million dollars in campaign money for your friendly Chicago-style politician, and help him become President. Once he’s in charge, you might even get a nomination to far-away-lands that you know nothing about!
At least, that’s how it seems to work judging by the administration’s latest nominee. Noah Mamet, has been nominated as the ambassador to Argentina. Noah is well traveled, but has admitted that he has never even visited Argentina… (Become a political crony, and visit new lands!)
Certainly, after bundling more than $1.7 million dollars for the President’s campaign efforts, he’s more than qualified for the post. Especially if it turns out that he speaks Spanish – a fact about which the State Department seems a little fuzzy.
“I don’t have his bio right here with me. But what I will convey is that uh, I think, like I said before, judging somebody’s effectiveness or what role they’ll play, or how strong of an ambassador they’ll be, you can’t do until they’ve spent some time working in the job in the country.”
Did the State Department spokesperson really say what I think she said? Is she channeling Nancy Pelosi? We know he never visited the country, and he may – or may not – speak Spanish… But apparently we should just let him be ambassador so we can find out whether or not he’s actually qualified. Confirm him to find out his qualifications! (Is there some sort of rule that today’s Democrats are not allowed to employ logic steps of verification before supporting an idea, bill or person?)
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