Boehner Leaves U.S. Envoy to Ireland Off St. Patrick’s Guest List
Boo! What a killjoy. How does the U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, get left out? He’s trimming back to give priority to members of Congress, but isn’t inviting the ambassador a no-brainer? Is it because he was appointed by President Obama? Rooney is a Republican. Please don’t tell me you’re setting an example for fiscal responsibility.
It’s a celebration, man. The first one thrown by Tip O’Neill was to ease partisan tension. No press is allowed (except for the entertainment portion this year) so people can have fun. You know, throw back a couple Guinnesses and watch some Lord of the Dance/Irish jig thing.
Everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s day, except for Ambassador Rooney, I guess. Maybe Rooney will use some of that good ol’ Irish diplomacy:
The ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day Everyone!!
Clinton: No Interest in Job if Obama Wins in 2012
And she has no interest in running for POTUS either. Who can blame her? She must be beyond exhausted. The Middle East is still exploding, and Japan is dealing with catastrophic ruin.
Nothing is stopping Qathafi in his psychotic rage. Rebels are trying to hang on to Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and they’re losing their grip. Will there be a No-Fly Zone?
The government called in for backup. The KSA, whose troops are well rested from their own Day of Slight Annoyance, get to fight protesters. Iran just had to weigh in. They don’t like it foreigners influencing Bahrain. Considering King Abdullah encouraged the US to bomb them, Iran is saying, “KSA beat it, or we’ll beat you back.” The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain, and diplomatic “sources” say they’re evacuating.
9.0 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that washed away cities, and nuclear plants that are leaking radiation.
Any one of these international incidents can drive a Secretary of State to drink. But all together? The fact that she hasn’t completely cracked shows what an amazingly strong woman she is.
“There isn’t anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding,” Clinton said.
Translation: I’m going to retire, and my only job will be bugging Chelsea and Marc to make me some grandbabies.
We understand, girl.