Will Trudeau Appoint Bob Rae As Ambassador to the US?

God help us:

Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau is expected to appoint new ambassadors to a number of key diplomatic postings in the coming weeks and months, as he moves to distinguish his government’s foreign policy from a decade of Conservative relations with the world.

Former Manitoba premier Gary Doer confirmed this week that his term as Canadian ambassador to Washington is coming to an end after six years. That leaves Trudeau, who has promised a fresh start in relations with the United States after a diplomatic chill over the Keystone XL pipeline, with a big hole to fill.

(Sidebar: the chill that Tom Steyer-backed Obama created. Carry on.)

New ambassadors in London, Paris and Tel Aviv are among those likely to follow: Each post is currently occupied by a political ally of outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper. …

Possible appointment: Trudeau will need someone of considerable political and diplomatic skill, such as former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, to pull it off. Rae’s father, Saul Rae, was a renowned career diplomat.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Bob Rae’s that funny Canadian comedian, right?
    Send him on over.

    • Clink9

      He’s the original silk stockinged socialist.

      So much stink on him from his NDP days of running ( ruining? ) Ontario he had to jump ship to the Liberals.

      How pathetic do you have to be.

    • pike bishop

      It would not be the first time a Liberal appointment had his (Alphonse Gagliano) credentials refused.

  • JoKeR

    My money is on Ben Levin being appointed the ambassador to either Cuba or Thailand.

    • Sean

      Does Child Services have an annex ministry there??

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Nope I don’t think he will Bob Ray to do that job , he might hire Comrad Black he has good experience , he spent 5 years in jail as student of diplomacy .

  • simus1

    Bob Rae was President Nixon’s morning paper boy.
    Presumably the WaPo” or perhaps a selection.
    His collection interface was “the Mrs.”

  • ontario john

    He might as well, he has been living off the public tit for years. Although I heard Margaret Atwood was getting the job.

  • andycanuck

    I nominate Boob Rae as ambassador to Libya. There’s even a building in Benghazi I know of that’s going cheap.

  • Shebel

    It is strange how crazed Politicians like Bob Rae -just never quit. Hopefully he has learned to Not be as stupid as he used to be.

  • hirsutetoboot
    • hirsutetoboot

      Will Rae bring his friends with him?