Pick for US China Ambassador Shoots Self in Foot

Posted by Chris van Avery on 18Mar11.

Here’s a free tip to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the White House’s pick to be our next ambassador to China: don’t hint you’ll break the laws of the country to which you’re being credentialed.

President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next US envoy to China said Thursday he “will consider” worshiping at a so-called Christian “house church” not formally recognized by Beijing.

“That is something that I will consider,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whose confirmation by the US Senate is virtually assured, told a key House of Representatives committee at a hearing on his department’s budget.

Something tells me Beijing’s going to take a very dim view of this, and the Administration may be looking for another candidate in the near future.

  Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 25Feb11.

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  White House Budget Prolongs Deficit Problem

Posted by Chris van Avery on 16Feb11.

Keith Hennessey maps out the projections in President Obama’s own budget, and the picture isn’t pretty:

I just have one question: where’s the “change”?

  Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 16Feb11.

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