Waiting for the ambassador
Former U.S. ambassador David Wilkins, in his weekly newsletter to friends and associates, tells us today that we still have a bit more waiting to do for his replacement, David Jacobson, to arrive in Ottawa. The charming South Carolina politician, of course, puts it more colourfully than that:
Sittin' on G Waitin' on O
Ambassador Wilkins successor, Chicago attorney David Jacobson, is "sittin' on G waitin' on O" as we say down South and is more than ready to start his ambassadorial duties up North. As Jacobson told Wilkins recently over dinner in Washington, he and his wife are excited and eager to get to work in Canada. But first he must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
With the Senate slated to recess the first week of August and his hearing yet to be scheduled, the Jacobsons - and Canada - may find a much anticipated move not happening until September. Hopefully, there will be some movement in the next few weeks.