Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Michelle Kwan as a North Korea expert?

A bit of a throw-away line from a Los Angeles Times article:
After decades of performing the gravity-defying jumps and dazzling spins that lifted her to nine U.S. championships, five world titles and silver and bronze Olympic medals, the Torrance native is building a fascinating second career as a budding expert on North Korea's dictator and other weighty matters.

Kwan was appointed the first U.S. public diplomacy envoy in 2006 by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, traveling the globe to speak with students about leadership and social issues. She kept her job in the Obama administration and added a role on the presidential council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Well, I guess that's as good a post-skating career move as any. Maybe I should contact her and try to convince her of my working theory that a post-KJI North Korea headed by Kim Jong-un will try to pursue Chinese-style economic reforms.

By the way, this isn't Ms Kwan's first appearance on Monster Island.

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