Friday, May 29, 2009

ambassador – noun

A donor or fundraiser for a successful presidential campaign.

Roos who?

That was pretty much the reaction in Japan when U.S. President Barack Obama tapped California lawyer and campaign donor John Roos as ambassador to Tokyo.

News of the choice sent Japanese diplomats and U.S.-Japan watchers scrambling for information about Roos, whom one U.S. expert described to me in a hurried email as a “Silicon valley mover and shaker, not with any link to Japan, though clearly to Obama”.

5 comments:

palmer_eldritch said...

You're surpassing yourself my dear fellow, excellent stuff!

palmer_eldritch said...

Long time no comment, Plotinus! I hope you get this, as the most recent post seems to have been done over by spammers.

Don't know if this would be appropriate for your great Dictionary but today I saw 'gun battle' used as a single word - i.e. 'gunbattle'. Thought this was a new thing but a quick Google tells me otherwise - even the BBC are doing it > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8599520.stm

Anyway, as I say, don't know if it's appropriate for the Dictionary but thought you might be interested all the same. Hope you're well!

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