Sunday, January 21, 2007

Richardson

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Now, I'm not endorsing Governor Richardson, but at least he has a real CV. He has amply demonstrated useful skills in all the areas necessary to presidential success, except perhaps, weight management. Check this quick resumé from Pravda:
Mr. Richardson has served as a congressman, as well as United Nations ambassador and energy secretary under President Bill Clinton. Today, he emphasized his international experience in his announcement that he would seek the nomination, saying that as United Nations ambassador, he worked to build alliances and help prevent the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea.

Just this month, he went to Sudan on behalf of the Save Darfur Coalition of groups trying to stem the violence in Darfur, to try to break the deadlock over who would police the region. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan and leaders of several rebel factions in Darfur agreed to a 60-day cease-fire in separate meetings with Mr. Richardson.

Mr. Richardson, who last year helped negotiate the release of an American journalist charged with espionage in Sudan, has international contacts made as ambassador in the Clinton administration.

Mr. Richardson has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the release of hostages, American servicemen and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq and Cuba, according to his statement.

“The next president of the United States must get our troops out of Iraq without delay,” Mr. Richardson said. “Before I became governor of New Mexico, I served as ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of energy. I know the Middle East well and it’s clear that our presence in Iraq isn’t helping any longer.” READ IT ALL
In any serious country Richardson would obviously be a much stronger candidate than either Barack or Hillary, but in today's America, his double chin will probably prove as insurmountable an obstacle to stewarding the destiny of the world's only super power as Dennis Kucinich's hair. DS

1 comment:

Hairsniffer said...

I don't get all this criticism of Dennis Kucinich's hair. It's well groomed, neatly parted and has great color and shine. Frankly the guy is hot.