Huntsman statement on being named ambassador to China

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  • Skippy
    May 23, 2009 6:58 a.m.

    Way to go Governor

  • mike
    May 16, 2009 11:56 p.m.

    A candidate for the White House next?

    This move essentially gets Hunstman out of the way of Romney in the run up to the next election, but positions him as a Washington insider for the election after that.

  • Sweet Sorrow
    May 16, 2009 10:31 p.m.

    I think it would be difficult to find a person more capable of serving as ambassador to China. Governor Huntsman knows business and he knows China and as far as our current policy is concerned, China is business. I think he will do a great job.

    The bitterness of all this is the state Republican party is losing a leader I think a lot of moderates and independents can actually like. He is not sanctimonious in his platform. He is a voice of reason in a state party that seems often incapable of reason. He actually understands some fairly simple concepts like compassion, charity, and empathy. I think the time will come when Utah politicians will have to run campaigns of greater substance than claiming moral superiority based on intolerance, servile sanctimoniousness, hypocrisy, and bigotry. Hopefully there is somebody out there that can fill the void he is leaving.

  • Anonymous
    May 16, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    If conservatives hate you, you have values and are doing fine.

  • God bless
    May 16, 2009 11:44 a.m.

    May God bless Governor Hunstman, his family and all he comes in contact with. I have every confidence that he will represent himself, his family, his country and his religion very well. Congratulations and I look forward to hearing news of his works with the people of China.

  • Svoboda
    May 16, 2009 11:38 a.m.

    Jon Huntsman - good person, bad governor. I really don't like it when money buys an election at state level. and this is what happened here. He has been a cream puff of an administrator.

  • norris hall
    May 16, 2009 11:09 a.m.

    Huntsman's appointment says as much about Barack Obama as it does about the Governor.
    Not only does the Governor speak Chinese, he has also served in Asia and was a missionary there.
    Obama could have easily have chosen a Democrat and paid off some political debts.
    Instead he chose to reach across party lines and choose someone because he was highly qualified.

  • Jerry T.
    May 16, 2009 11:08 a.m.

    A very interesting and typical Obama move. Could be a win/win for both Whitehouse and Utah. Or am I missing something?

  • Damaged CMKX shareholders
    May 16, 2009 11:01 a.m.

    Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Governor of Utah (Ist Gov to attack naked shorts with a BILL TO COMBAT THE CRIMINAL ACT) Fighting Naked Shorts - Huntsman signs bill to curb 'naked short selling' Despite a smattering of late-developing opposition, Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. signed into law a bill designed to crack down on so-called "naked short selling." SB3004, which overwhelmingly passed the Legislature , to targets stockbrokers, dealers and investment consultants who engage in alleged naked shorting - an illegal practice in which shares supposedly on loan are sold but not delivered. (THE BILL WAS ATTACKED BY CRIMINALS ON WALL STREET TRYING TO KEEP NAKED SHORTING FROM GOING AWAY)

  • zeus_was here
    May 16, 2009 10:59 a.m.


    CMKX-CMKM- At the time of cmkm's revocation, CMKM had 703,518,875,000 shares of common stock validly issued and outstanding.
    Then a 700 billion dollar bailout.

    My Fellow Americans and Global Investment Community.

    The case of the greatest "counterfeit shares." fraud in the UNITED STATES is in my opinion CMKX.

    CMKX DIAMONDS, THE LARGEST NAKED SHORTED STOCK IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES/WORLD" Trillions of stock shares traded and changed hands UNTIL CMKX revoked itself and had every stock holder pull stock certifcates out of brokerages out of street name and into Investors name to safely hold in their possesion. CMKX is also the LARGEST STOCK CERTIFICATE PULL IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES"
    I Hope the the SEC did not create a regulational rule during this period the above action was commited to absolve them from liability of cmkx "counterfeit shares." from this compnay or anyother company that used this tactic to steal from all markets. This naked shorting fraud rule be passed without a second to lose

  • slbison
    May 16, 2009 10:47 a.m.

    He might= crybaby Obama very smart... GOP hasn't a clue... Utah will soon turn blue...

  • Richard
    May 16, 2009 10:38 a.m.

    Does this mean the democrats get to pick the next gov since huntsman was a democrat? His loss of integrity and family values destroyed his ability to lead. I am glad he is gone. Right now, this state is not a Great state. Hopefully, Mr Herbert will do a competent job as governor.

  • Hank
    May 16, 2009 10:25 a.m.

    Governor Huntsman has been a great governor, working to get things done. All of you couch politicians will never understand that. Sit back on your couch and complain, but never do anything about it.

  • He might
    May 16, 2009 9:38 a.m.

    become a good Ambassador. He has been a lousy Governor

  • Resignation troubling
    May 16, 2009 9:24 a.m.

    What happened to committment? Huntsman resigning as Governor only months after his newly elected term begins is very troubling. The honest candidate would never have run for a second term. After all Huntsman ran McCain's campaign and planned to be on McCain's cabinet. Why deceive the voters and stick them with the Lt. Governor?

  • Instereo
    May 16, 2009 9:23 a.m.

    It doesn't matter if you are Democrat or Republican, China is and will continue to be an important and growing part of our national policy. I can see that both Pres. Obama and Gov. Huntsman are ahead of the curve in their thinking about the world in the 21st Century. Govenor Huntsman will now be in a position where he can finally do something important instead of being hamstrung by the politics here in Utah.

  • Congrats!
    May 16, 2009 9:03 a.m.

    Congratulations to Gov. Huntsman and his family. I'm sure he'll do well in his new position.