February 13, 2013

Ambassador Kennedy to Ottawa?

Andrew Cohen, Ottawa Citizen

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Will Caroline Kennedy be the next United States Ambassador to Canada? At first, the prospect appeared to be simply delicious speculation among the usual suspects in Washington, who have as much credibility on these appointments as those oddsmakers who draw up lists of possible vice-presidential running mates every four years. In this instance, Caroline Kennedy has appeared among the names of politicians, professionals and apparatchiks from whom Barack Obama will appoint a successor to David Jacobson, who leaves Ottawa this year after a highly lauded term as ambassador. Because Caroline is the sole surviving child of John F. Kennedy, rumours of her appointment have attracted unusual media attention in Canada. While not necessarily authoritative, Fox News has reported that a senior...

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