Found while wandering through The Tyee's "Reported Elsewhere" section

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Found while wandering through The Tyee's "Reported Elsewhere" section

From the Guardian:

Sarah Palin touted as US ambassador to Canada? You betcha!

From The Georgia Straight:

Justin Trudeau can reject the appointment of Sarah Palin as next U.S. ambassador to Canada

Or, as Kyle's Mum has been known to say on South Park:

SheilaBroflovski wrote:

"what, What, WHAT?".

Sineed

My favourite reaction is George Takei's tweet: "In retaliation for the US sending Sarah Palin as its ambassador, Canada sends William Shatner as its envoy.

Who else might Justin send? I'm tired, and I'm only coming up with obvious ones like Justin Bieber and Celine Dion.

Sean in Ottawa

Sineed wrote:

My favourite reaction is George Takei's tweet: "In retaliation for the US sending Sarah Palin as its ambassador, Canada sends William Shatner as its envoy.

Who else might Justin send? I'm tired, and I'm only coming up with obvious ones like Justin Bieber and Celine Dion.

Like I said before Rick Mercer. And he can do the TV celeb -reality thing with a weekly talking to Americans thing.

6079_Smith_W

Of course there is this Tyre article which points out the uncomfortable truth that Palin is more qualified for the presidency than the fellow who got the job.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/02/09/Sarah-Palin-Canadian-Ambassador/

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

I was thinking if there is any foundation to this rumour that we should consider sending them Rex Murphy... polysyllabic word salid in exchange for monosyllabic word salad.

Left Turn

[url=https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/sarah-palin-wont-be-named... Palin won’t be named U.S. ambassador to Canada: official[/url]

Quote:
The White House has assured Canada that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will not be appointed as U.S. ambassador to Canada.

A Trudeau government official says that assurance was provided to Canadian officials during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the White House on Monday.

"It isn't Sarah Palin," the official said.

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

Thanks for the update Left Turn... on the one hand I feel a bit relieved, on the other I lament all the potential for gallows humour that has been lost.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

If she'd been appointed, she'd probably have lost the job by trying to take all her guns through customs.  I say that as a recovering Alaskan.

Mr. Magoo

Well, she'd have got one of those nifty diplomatic pouches, though.  Gotta be big enough for a Desert Eagle, at least.