Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just a Stupid Popularity Contest

This is what we get for speaking our mind and telling some painful truths:

President Barack Obama will nominate Earl Anthony Wayne, a high-ranking career diplomat with scant experience in Latin America, as his new ambassador to Mexico, sources confirmed Tuesday.

The appointment of Wayne, currently serving as U.S. deputy ambassador to Afghanistan, will require approval from both the U.S. Senate and the Mexican government. It has yet to be formally submitted to either.

Wayne's nomination was reported Tuesday by the Mexican media, citing diplomatic sources. Neither the White House nor the Mexican government would confirm Wayne will be named, but three knowledgeable Washington sources did.

"The word is that Wayne has it," a former senior U.S. diplomat with long experience in Latin America said, on condition his name not be used.

We're not sure who a guy has to blow to get named Ambassador to Mexico these days, but posting will be light while we retreat to the boardroom and sulk.

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