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Irishwoman appointed US ambassador to the United Nations


Iphonista

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A hearty congratulations to Samantha Power on being appointed American ambassador to the UN. She'll be a strong voice for human rights at the United Nations and has proven credentials in this field as well as extremism and foreign policy. She's a credit to her native country and will be a huge asset to the Obama administration in her new role.

Irish-born academic appointed US ambassador to UN - RTÉ News
 

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Kerry got the big wedding in 2008 ...

Irish-American academic and writer Samantha (38) arrived for her marriage to the 54-year-old law professor at the church in the parish of Caherdaniel, the home turf of 19th century politician, the Liberator Daniel O'Connell.

The couple met while working on the Obama presidential campaign.

Ms Power arrived on the button of 4.30pm in a champagne coloured Lexus car bedecked with silk roses and hydrangeas driven by her uncle, Garry Horgan, from Cork.

Waiting a respectable five minutes until she got the nod from parish priest Fr Fergal Ryan, Ms Power in her cream all-lace dress and veil resplendent against her red hair, entered the church on the arm of her step-father Edmund Bourke.
From campaigns to champagne as friends of Obama tie the knot - Independent.ie
 
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dizillusioned

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A hearty congratulations to Samantha Power on being appointed American ambassador to the UN. She'll be a strong voice for human rights at the United Nations and has proven credentials in this field as well as extremism and foreign policy. She's a credit to her native country and will be a huge asset to the Obama administration in her new role.

Irish-born academic appointed US ambassador to UN - RTÉ News
Yes we all know how good the UN are on human rights violation and resolving same. A true addition to the world she will be.
 

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If H.Clinton becomes the next pres. she will get her p45--during obama campaign she labelled Hillary --well something that has 4 legs + a tail and smells
 

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One good consequence of Ms Power's birthplace is the fact Gilmore won't get a chance to present her with one of his "Certificate's of Irish Heritage".
 

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If H.Clinton becomes the next pres. she will get her p45--during obama campaign she labelled Hillary --well something that has 4 legs + a tail and smells
She said she was a monster. HRC would probably take it as a compliment.
 

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A hearty congratulations to Samantha Power on being appointed American ambassador to the UN. She'll be a strong voice for human rights at the United Nations and has proven credentials in this field as well as extremism and foreign policy. She's a credit to her native country and will be a huge asset to the Obama administration in her new role.

Irish-born academic appointed US ambassador to UN - RTÉ News
OK - politically she gets on my pips...

But congratulations to her - esp to any person of Irish background to do so well

BTW she was treated disgracefully by that journalist when she was clearly speaking off the record...:?
 

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If Samantha Power were to enter the Rose of Tralee competition she'd probably win. That's how well she's done.
 

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Wonder how irish politicans are going to deal with a tough educated and powerful woman in office?

And will Gimmemore have to learn how to speak out of One side of his mouth?...:::petunia
 

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Interesting to ponder, had Ms Power stayed in Ireland and entered politics she might be stuck on some county council listening to elected idiots go on about potholes or even if she made it to the Dáil she might have ten or more years on the back benches waiting for a sniff of a junior ministry. This is not the land of opportunity.
 

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She may be ultra-smart but will be a disaster because she is an emotional knee-jerk partisan. Her "Hillary Clinton is a monster' interview is a prime example of why she is unfit to be the ambassador to the UN. An intellectual elitist who will put every perceived victim group in the world ahead of US interests. Obama once again shows his hubris.
 

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And what she actually said..............

"What we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. It may mean investing billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel's military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars in what will have to be a mammoth protection force."
NOT an invasion of Israel, something the Republitards will likely try and use against her. Typical Israeli smear tactics.
 

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"the road to hell is paved with good intentions".....

Ms. Power is capable of making a series of blunders on an emotional whim, that can lead to disaster. One person's humanitarean intervention is another person's descent into chaos.
 

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And what she actually said..............



NOT an invasion of Israel, something the Republitards will likely try and use against her. Typical Israeli smear tactics.
That Pinemartin chap.....always engaging in Israeli smear tactics.
 

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One good consequence of Ms Power's birthplace is the fact Gilmore won't get a chance to present her with one of his "Certificate's of Irish Heritage".
ah...you just never know what might show up...maybe there might be a stash of 1980s vintage currency in a basement somewhere that might need to be recirculated....
 
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