July 5, 2005

The CBC's "As it happens" program spoke on Thursday to David Wilkins, newly nominated as US ambassador to Canada. It was an interesting interview. At best, Mr Wilkins could be described as "ill-prepared"...He told the interviewer he'd visited the Niagara Falls area. When pressed for other cities he'd been to in Canada, he named none specifically. When pressed further, he said he'd visited the area "back toward Indiana" where he was stationed in the Army, but added it was "well, obviously above Indiana."..

Now go and listen to his interview.
Audio----go to 33:34 of the sound clip. It was played on Wait!Wait! on NPR

Sure we know how some of these positions are acquired, but do you think the guy might have taken five minutes out of his schedule to learn a little something about Canada before doing an interview that makes the U.S. look like fools?. (hat tip Steve)

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