The Huntsman And The Cossack

A great title for a spy movie…..and believe it or not that is what we have going on between the US and Russia….a bad spy movie.

But this is about something that Trump has done that I see as something positive….at least for now…..

He has nominated Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia…….Huntsman, a former Utah governor, was U.S. ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011. He has served in the administrations of five U.S. presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman, an envoy to China under former Democratic President Barack Obama, as U.S. ambassador to Russia, the White House said on Tuesday.

The job, all the more high-profile because of allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

If confirmed, Huntsman, who has long been expected to be Trump’s pick for the job, will head to Moscow as the U.S. Congress and a special counsel investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and allegations that Trump’s campaign had ties to Moscow.

Huntsman has lots of experience as a diplomat…..but my question is can Trump and Huntsman work for the common good….or will it be contentious from the start?

I do not look for Huntsman to be in place for long……especially as this investigation progresses…..

For now I give Trump 2 thumbs up for his choice as Ambassador to Russia….but will my confidence last?


19 thoughts on “The Huntsman And The Cossack

      1. No Pete.. my blogs are in turmoil at the moment and will resume once fixed. I am abandoning Boomerrants.. and introducing shortly. For now it’s still under construction but you can go there to get a flavor. But apparently my creating the new blog messed up and subscriptions and posts.

      2. Ok.. was just curious if he ended up in blogger’s heaven or just doing what he does in flipping around.

  1. Chuq, I agree completely. Although Gov/Amb Huntsman’s early exit from the GOP Primaries, a couple of cycles back, he was characterized as lacking charisma. Well, enjoy the P. T. Barnum now sitting in The Evil Office!

    I would prefer qualities such as: Character; Confidence; Competence; Clear-thinking; Comprehensive; Fair-minded; Caring; HONEST; etc! I, too, was most pleased when I first heard of the Huntsman Nomination!

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