I picked up from Twitter that the White House announced that Doug Kmiec will be the new Ambassador to Malta.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts:
- Jonathan Addleton, Ambassador to Mongolia
- Gayleatha Beatrice Brown, Ambassador to Burkina Faso
- Earl M. Irving, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland
- Douglas Kmiec, Ambassador to the Republic of Malta
- Fay Hartog-Levin, Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
President Obama said, "I am confident that these fine individuals will represent our nation abroad with distinction, and strengthen our diplomatic efforts to meet 21st century challenges. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
I wonder… proximity to Rome, where there will be a rather unprepared, not overly impressive ambassador….