Obama’s appointment of retiring Max Baucus (D.Montana) to be our ambassador to China was done to preserve the Democrat majority in the Senate, but who will be representing our interests? A man who admits that “I’m no expert on China.”
That’s an understatement. A friend of mine who used to report on Montana political news tells me that among reporters in that state, Baucus was considered the dumbest Senator in Washington, and they’d follow him around just waiting for his next bone-head statement. “Joe Biden’s a genius, compared to Max”, she says.
We’ve got a nuclear-armed North Korea, led by a mad man, a simmering feud between China and Japan over hegemony in the East China Sea, and a few issues about the trading practices of a large nation, yet Obama sends the class clown over there to keep an eye on things. Usually, our presidents send unqualified campaign donors and politicians owed favors to obscure, insignificant countries like France, where they can do no harm. Presumably Senator Baucus demanded more than that if he’d agree to step down now so his party could get an incumbent in place before the upcoming election. Obama was happy to oblige because, after all, which is more important, U.S. national interest or the success of the Democratic Party?
We’ve now got a Kennedy kid in Japan and a retard in China – this is the “smart diplomacy” Obama promised. Whoo boy.