Official title: Senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs in the State Department.
BREAKING Michelle Kwan Accepts Position With The Obama Administration
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/07/2012|
Isn't she a Republican? And actively supports GOP candidates?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/06/2012|
She is trying to undo her long, anti-gay Republican background now? Makes use wonder when Kwan will flip back over to the Republicans again. Had Mitt Romney won, you know the RepubliKwan would have gone back over.
Kwan ALREADY HAS a position with the Federal Government, given to her by GW Bush.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/06/2012|
R2 that was a volunteer non-partisan position. She wasn't paid.
This is her first paying gig.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/06/2012|
Kwan has apparently given up her most recent career of teaching Republicans to skate on thin ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/06/2012|
So... your point being she loved GW Bush so much, she worked for him for free?
Kwans ex-boyfriend was a major campaigner against gay equality in the workplace and part of the GOPs God Squad. He introduced Michelle to GW. But that is not the real kicker. The REAL thing which hangs Kwan, is her current Beau is a registered Democrat, BUT Kwan is still a politically active Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/06/2012|
[quote] So... your point being she loved GW Bush so much, she worked for him for free?
It was a volunteer position.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/06/2012|
[quote] BUT Kwan is still a politically active Republican.
Link please in the present tense of her being an 'a politically active Republican.'
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/06/2012|
She is still a Republican. What type of person who works in a field dominated by Gay Men, would be a politically active Republican? How messed up is that? Kwan is like a Republican Female Interior Decorator.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/06/2012|
Maybe she is an Independent? She is now working for Obama! And hopefully Susan Rice.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/06/2012|
"What type of person who works in a field dominated by Gay Men, would be a politically active Republican?"
Try getting out more. There's a wide open world out there. What an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/06/2012|
R2 when she took that VOLUNTEER job in 2006 she was still in school and she stressed it was a NON-partisan position
SI: Could you do this job without sharing the views of the Administration?
Kwan: That's why this position is so great: It's not my personal or political views. It's just about my experiences. That's what I'm going to talk about. Questions about what's going on in Iraq or U.S.-China relations -- you know what? I have no right to comment on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/06/2012|
There was never any evidence that she was a Republican - she was bashed without any justification for doing so.
Now we can see that things aren't quite as they appeared to be at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/06/2012|
[quote] Now we can see that things aren't quite as they appeared to be at the time.
Now that she is 1) Engaged to a guy whose family has deep Democratic roots 2) She is now working for the Obama administration.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/06/2012|
Who is she engaged to, R13?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/06/2012|
Kwan is a Republican and supported Mitt Romney in 2102.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/06/2012|
R15 that link is not even a news item. There is no proof there that she supported Romney. It is just a Tumblr page.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/06/2012|
R15, I can't find any citation at that link to back up that claim
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/06/2012|
Kwan is engaged to Clay Pell. He works in the OBAMA administration
He is the grandson of former Rhode Island senator Clairborne Pell (a DEMOCRAT).
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/06/2012|
Whatever her political affiliation is she (wisely) lay low on that issue during this election cycle. Kristi Yamaguchi is the one who did a pro-Romney ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/06/2012|
damn you Obama! first kwan, next Hagel, why not put Romney in your administration while you are at it!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/06/2012|
Yamaguchi is also listed as having donated several thousand dollars to Romney, as far as I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/06/2012|
[quote] why not put Romney in your administration while you are at it!
Why did you think he had lunch with him last week?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/06/2012|
Another photo of Michelle RepubliKwan with her best buddy, George W Bush.
Sarah Hughes is the big Mitt Romney supporter of figure skating world. Figure Skating is Republican female central.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/06/2012|
[quote] Another photo of Michelle RepubliKwan with her best buddy, George W Bush.
And how many pictures has GWB poses with other Democrats?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/06/2012|
Asians ruin everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/06/2012|
WTF? Does Barack have a thing for Asian figure skaters? I've known men who had a real fetish for Asian women.
There was no one else to give this plum job to? Like maybe someone who worked hard to get him elected? It's not as if she is the most qualified or something and there's no one else.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/06/2012|
Michelle Kwan is a case of mediocroty. Never forget Saha Cohen's early dramatics before she had to adhere to rules. Cohen, a true iceprincess. Don't forget the stretch and the splits. Her beautiful visage compared to Kwan's huge sloppy nose and laziness on the ice. Such sour grapes with her Sting song of Fields Of Gold. Everytime I hear that tune it reminds me to give it all that I've got. I wanna be the elegant Cohen not the middle of the road Kwan. It really comes down to who your parents are to make it at the Olympic level. The true talent will never be known. It all depends on the parents. A true talent will be stifled if they are under the roof of the lazy parent who won't bother rising early to get them to practice. So yeah, you're not wrong when watching Olympic games and innately knowing you'd do better. You never saw that level because your parent(s) was too lazy to drive you to practice no less really show up for parental responsibilities. Olympians are the product of non-lazy adults supporting... so never blame yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/06/2012|
She's totally Republican. She has called women who have abortions 'murderers' on her blog and written that she'd like to patrol the border to keep immigrants out.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/06/2012|
R28 link please
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/07/2012|
Obama has given positions to a lot of Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/07/2012|
Being a democrat, Obama has given positions to a lot of Democrats as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/07/2012|
You should know by now that Obama knows what he's doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/07/2012|
Exactly r10. It's stunning to come here and read such filth. Many of us are PROUD Republicans and love this party and will CONTINUE to love this party despite what the nuts here post. And we have every right to post here as you do. This is most DEFINITELY NOT Liberal space despite what the trolls here try to tell us.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/07/2012|
Regardless there is no proof she is a Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/07/2012|
I bet she'd doing this to gain access to the White House so she can leave the back door open for Tonya Harding to sneak in with a big and heavy club.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/07/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/07/2012|
Bullshit [R-28]. Total bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/07/2012|
[R-27] Cohen will NEVER touch Kwan in skating history.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/07/2012|
Awwww.Good for her. But I will miss her obsession with and pursuit of...ME!!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/07/2012|
If Kwan is a repug, she's open minded enough to have a Democrat boyfriend and is working in the Obama Administration. You want cunt? Try Mary Lou Retton. Repug to the core and so is her real estate husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/07/2012|
Kwan seems like a lot of young women, they could give no shit about politics, they just take on whatever ideas the boyfriend or husband has.
Seems like she got a good dude this time. Best of luck Michelle. I always hoped she would have gotten the gold.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/07/2012|
Michelle is the Glenn Close of figure skating.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/07/2012|
Kwan does whatever her man tells her to. She used to date a Republican big wig. Kwans Dad is a hardcore Mitt Romney Republican, but most women in figure skating are Republicans, so...Sarah Hughes link:
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/07/2012|
Her job will be teaching diplomats how to use chopsticks. Calm down.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/07/2012|
[quote]It's stunning to come here and read such filth. Many of us are PROUD Republicans and love this party and will CONTINUE to love this party despite what the nuts here post.
Really? You're proud of bigotry? Of discrimination? Of ignorance? Of denial of scientific data and of science? Of efforts to destroy Social Security and Medicare? Of tax cuts for millionaires? Of massive deficits? Why?
[quote]And we have every right to post here as you do.
Actually, you don't have any "right" to post here. Nor do we, of course. All of us post at the discretion of the owner of the site.
[quote]This is most DEFINITELY NOT Liberal space despite what the trolls here try to tell us.
ROFL.... Yes, actually it is. But hey don't let any inconvenient facts get in your way. As you've shown on other threads, reality isn't something that matters much to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/07/2012|
Kristi Yamaguchi is the Republican, you dummies!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/07/2012|
Maybe she was raised a Repub because of her Repub father and followed that path in her early adult life, marrying a Repub, working for Bush.
Maybe she matured enough that she saw the light and rejected her father's idealogy, hence the divorce. She marries a Dem who aids in removing the brain-washing and she decides to work for Obama.
I could see it. The fact that her father is one says a lot.
But then she could still be a Repub only working for Bush and married to a Dem a la Carville and his wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/07/2012|
She's Asian Meghan McCain.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/07/2012|