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John Gavin Dead

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Re: John Gavin Dead

Unread post by ClarenceE » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:49 am

RIP

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:52 pm

He was named ambassador to Mexico when Ronald Reagan, a like-minded conservative Republican who had also been president of the actors guild, entered the White House in 1981. Mr. Gavin had been active in Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign.

Amid complaints from veteran diplomats that American embassies were still being turned over to financial backers and unqualified amateurs, the selection of an actor and friend of the president for one of the nation’s most sensitive diplomatic posts was met with dismay in Mexico. Officials there sardonically jested about sending the comedian Cantinflas to Washington in retaliation.
Ouch.
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Re: John Gavin Dead

Unread post by Jim Roots » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:03 am

Canada would have sent Martin Short to Mexico as our ambassador. Unfortunately, with Catinflas in Washington, there were no more Mexican comedians to post anywhere.

Jim

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