What Happens When a President Nominates a Bimbo Businessman as an Ambassador

January 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM Leave a comment

I find it appauling that President Obama would nominate someone who knows absolutely nothing about a country, in this case Norway, to be my/our representative to that country.

Ambassador's Residence Oslo, Norway US Embassy

Ambassador’s Residence, Oslo Norway via Norway.USEmbassy.gov

From Norway’s News in English:

Future US Envoy Displays Total Ignorance of Norway

The US’s next ambassador to Norway has committed a jaw-dropping diplomatic blunder before he even begins, describing politicians from the Progress Party, which has seven ministers, as “fringe elements” that “spew their hatred” in a US Senate hearing.

Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the “anti-immigration” Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party’s role in the ruling coalition.
“You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred,” he said in the pre-appointment hearing. “And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce them.”
McCain interrupted him, pointing out that as part of the coalition, the party was hardly being denounced.
“I stand corrected,”  Tsunis said after a pause.  “I would like to leave my answer at… it’s a very,very open society and the overwhelming amount of Norwegians and the overwhelming amount of people in parliament don’t feel the same way.”
The blunder came after a faltering, incoherent performance from Tsunis, in which he made a reference to Norway’s “president”, apparently under the impression that the country is a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy.
Why did Obama pick this idiot?  Never mind something having to do with diplomacy, heaven forbid.  It looks like Tsunis  has already screwed that up and he hasn’t even been confirmed yet.  No, I’m sure it has everything to do with this:
[Tsunis] donated $267,244to the Democratic party in the 2012 election cycle, and $278,531 in 2010, making him one of the party’s top individual donors.
Yo, Obama.  Money can’t buy brains.  The guy is such an arrogant ignoramus he appears not to have done even a minimum bit of reading about Norway before the hearing.  Unbelievable how guys like him think money will buy everything, literally everything, because in their world it usually does.

Entry filed under: Musings, President Barack H. Obama and Co., The World.

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