Post Reply Trump considering Bobby Valentine for Ambassador to Japan?
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Well considering some of Trumps other appointments, a former baseball manager as an ambassador isn't too bad a choice.
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I think Japan may love baseball more than America these days. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just find it interesting.
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Well, it would be Trump's first appointment where he didn't pick someone that is actively trying to destroy the thing they're being put in charge of.

So I'd say this is a step up.
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How careless of me. I brought up Valentine without including the mandatory video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok6pLKBD-XQ

Also, to be fair, Obama appointed Dan Rooney Ambassador to Ireland during his first term, so this wouldn't be totally unprecedented.
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Idk does he get along well with the Japanese? The main thing an ambassador should do is get along with the people they are talking with.
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Rujikin wrote:

Idk does he get along well with the Japanese? The main thing an ambassador should do is get along with the people they are talking with.



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geauxtigers1989 wrote:
Also, to be fair, Obama appointed Dan Rooney Ambassador to Ireland during his first term, so this wouldn't be totally unprecedented.


Well, Rooney has deep Irish heritage. His family is Irish-American and he spend something like 30 years working with Irish non-profits so that's not exactly out of left field ( har~ ).



Rujikin wrote:
Idk does he get along well with the Japanese? The main thing an ambassador should do is get along with the people they are talking with.


Ho ho, yes. See post above. He spent a number of years as a baseball manager in Japan if I remember right?



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geauxtigers1989 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Idk does he get along well with the Japanese? The main thing an ambassador should do is get along with the people they are talking with.





Seems like a good choice.
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