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Ed Driscoll

Could Jay Carney Come Full Circle?

March 17th, 2014 - 2:11 pm

“In towns like Pushkino (pop. 90,000), many Russians view the tumult sweeping Moscow with more anxiety and skepticism than do their big-city compatriots…they wonder if the destruction of Soviet communism will bring them anything more than uncertainty and hardship.”

—Jay Carney, cub reporter at Time magazine, September 9, 1991.

One U.S. official who can rest easy is White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who will not be on Putin’s sanctions list. It’s been an ongoing rumor in administration circles that Carney is quietly lobbying to replace former Ambassador Mike McFaul as the next U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, who will also not be on the list.

“Exclusive: Russia Will Sanction U.S. Senators,” the Daily Beast, today.

Oh and by the way, speaking of coming full circle, “Report: Putin Claims that the Dissolution of the USSR was Illegal,” Bryan Preston noted last week at the PJ Tatler.

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I am saving this article for later reference. That is, if Carney does become ambassador, I know, where I read about his quiet campaign.

What are Carney's qualifications for ambassador other than carrying water?

I mean really. I just read his biography at Wikipedia. He does not have what it takes. The world has gone to "pieces".

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