Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Griffey Junior named Envoy

You heard that right:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice named Griffey a public diplomacy envoy Tuesday, tasking the All-Star slugger with spreading "the values of the United States" in large part by helping to spark interest in America and in our culture."
A ceremonial envoy. And I think a very good choice.

But hold on a sec--Fran Drescher was also one? Fran Drescher? She's fine, but with that accent how many countries actually thought she was a weapon being employed against them by Bush? Now imagine that voice in the US Senate (yes, there are some laughs worse than Hillary's).


StormWarning said...

Just what is this world coming to when Ken Griffey Jr. is named (even unofficially) and envoy.

Side story (believe it or not): in the mid-80's I had occasion to attend a Yankee game with someone I knew who got access to the Clubhouse after the game. Not only didn't I get Ken Griffey's (Dad) autograph, but who knew that I should have gotten Junior to sign something when he was still a teenager hanging out in the Yankee clubhouse. I can write this with the confidence that no one who knows me could put 3 and 3 together.

A.C. McCloud said...

Griffey Sr was part of that Big Red Machine that I hated growing up as a Cardinals fan. That's because him and his mates were so dang good! His son has one of the sweetest, most natural swings in baseball. The only other that comes close is JD Drew, but Griffey understood better how to use his tools.