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Rumors of Sarah Palin as Canadian Ambassador Met With Hilarious Outrage


#1

Rumors of Sarah Palin as Canadian Ambassador Met With Hilarious Outrage

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Rumors that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could be the next ambassador to Canada have been met with a resounding "No Siree," as Canadians this week have erupted in a chorus of (hilarious) outrage.

The backlash erupted after White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday refused to rule out the appointment when questioned directly.


#3

Uh-oh, the Canadians are threatening tit-for-tat. They want to send us Trudeau. This is called doplimacy.


#4

Seems to me it would have made more sense to appoint the pistol, packin, mama an ambassador to Russia since like Canada, Russia and Alaska share a common border, but so many Canadians think she would be a joke, Sarah would probably have more acceptance with Russia.

Sarah who?


#5

Recall Palin telling us she could "see Russia from Alaska" during her 2008 VP campaign ?


#6

From The Guardian. Bolding mine.

European parliament leaders call on EU to reject Trump's likely ambassador pick

The European parliament’s main political parties are making an unprecedented attempt to block Donald Trump’s likely choice as ambassador to the European Union from EU buildings, describing him as hostile and malevolent.

In a startling move that threatens a major diplomatic row, the leaders of the conservative, socialist and liberal groups in Brussels have written to the European commission and the European council, whose members represent the 28 EU states, to reject the appointment of Ted Malloch.

Malloch, a businessman who stridently supported Brexit ahead of the vote in June, is said to have been interviewed for the post by Trump.

When recently asked by the BBC why he was interested in moving to Brussels, Malloch replied: “I had in a previous career a diplomatic post where I helped bring down the Soviet Union. So maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming.”

He also said that Trump was not a fan of the EU, described it as “supranational and unelected” and attacked the European commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker. “Mr Juncker was a very adequate mayor I think of some city in Luxembourg, and maybe he should go back and do that again,” he said.

Manfred Weber, leader of the centre-right EPP and an ally of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal ALDE group, accused Malloch of “outrageous malevolence” towards “the values that define this European Union”.

In a letter seen by the Guardian, Weber and Verhofstadt address Juncker and the president of the European council, Donald Tusk: “In the past weeks, Ted R. Malloch, the likely nominee by US President Trump to become the new US ambassador to the European Union, made a series of public statements denigrating the EU.

“In these statements, the prospective nominee expressed his ambition to ‘tame the bloc like he brought down the Soviet Union’, eloquently supported dissolution of the European Union and explicitly bet on the demise of the common currency within months.

“These statements reveal outrageous malevolence regarding the values that define this European Union and, if pronounced by an official representative of the United States, they would have the potential to undermine seriously the transatlantic relationship that has, for the past 70 years, essentially contributed to peace, stability and prosperity on our continent.”

A letter from the leader of the Socialists and Democrats group, Gianni Pittella, describes Malloch’s statements as “shocking” and urges the EU institutions to treat him as a “persona non grata”. He writes: “Mr Malloch openly expressed himself to be in favour of the dissolution of the EU – to be ‘brought down as the Soviet Union’ – and wants to see the demise of the common currency within months, clearly show[ing] Mr Malloch’s hostility not only toward the European Union as such but also to our common values and principles.

“We firmly believe that ignoring this unacceptable stance would undermine our future relationship with the US administration and could potentially contribute to the spread of populism and Euroscepticism across Europe.

“Therefore, the S&D Group is clear that Mr Malloch should not be accepted as an official representative to the EU and should be declared a ‘persona non grata’.”


#7

Justin Trudeau.


#8

The tweets are fantastic. The one where she is pointing and the tweet is "Mexico is the other way" and the other about being on a plane to Europe to get to Canada. I needed the laugh!


#9

Thank you for the link and the article. May the movement to unseat the tyrant and his cast of reprehensible characters (Pence included) continue at home and around the world.


#10

Andrew Cohen. What he said!


#11

Cohen's wit and spot-on characterization of Palin are outstanding. I laughed myself breathless all the way through. Here is the link for others to enjoy

Sarah Palin as U.S. ambassador to Canada?

Andrew Cohen, Special to Postmedia Network

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:32:59 EST PM

Thank you for adding to a very happy Friday for me...so far.


#12

"Canada has two languages, Sarah will have to learn at least one'.
My laugh of the day so far...


#13

Dumb meets Dumber... third in the "Dumb and Dumber" series coming to your theater soon:worried:


#14

Maybe this little farce will wake up some of Canada's business leaders. It is never wise to put all your eggs in one basket, no matter how much easier it is than to spread them around!


#15

No we already got one Obama, don't give us another. :scream:


#16

Fuck it, why not at this point? After Sessions and DeVos getting confirmed I am willing to expect anything.


#17

Please; Russians are intelligent and have a sense of humour. I think, like Canadians, they would prefer to be bombed.


#18

I am very disappointed that Tina Fey has not been selected.
Maybe Trump won't notice if we do a switcheroo.


#19

That's the best tweet in the lot!


#20

At least she knows that Toronto is the capital.


#21

She probably thinks Toronto is the capital of Canada.
Thank you John McCain for bringing us Sarah, she's brought us so many hours of laughter.