I’m just gonna leave this here, since, well, you know.
I will add, though, that while I’m actually in agreement with John McCain (I know) on this, he could have been slightly more…diplomatic, let’s say, about expressing his thoughts:
Orbán is pretty authoritarian, though “neo-fascist” might be going too far, but he’s not a dictator, at least not yet. While Hungary’s democracy is in a sensitive enough state that it would preferable to have a real diplomat in the embassy as opposed to a soap-opera producer, it’s still a democracy, for now, and you can’t expect to slander an elected leader as a “dictator” on the floor of the U.S. Senate without some repercussions.
It’s been a bit of a rough month or so for President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees, which may have something to do with the fact that he keeps appointing people too comically inept to make it through a confirmation hearing without sounding like babbling idiots. Some highlights:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said in an interview that several of Obama’s recent nominees were “truly alarming” because of their lack of qualifications. “When you put someone in an ambassador’s position who hasn’t even been to the country, you are rolling the dice,” he said.
The troubles began last month, when million-dollar bundler and Chartwell Hotels chief executive George Tsunis testified at his confirmation hearing to be ambassador to Norway. Tsunis admitted he had never been to the Scandinavian country and suggested, among other things, that the nation’s Progress Party was part of a discounted…
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