Well, if there's one thing we count on Flip Floppin for, it's naming stuff. Buildings. Post offices. Highways. Whatever. And now he's naming job descriptions! What a guy.
At the urging of textile and apparel groups, Rep. Robin Hayes has introduced a bill that would restore ambassador rank -- and a measure of clout -- to the U.S. Trade Representative's special textile negotiator.
But the last two persons to hold the post, now called "special textile negotiator," have been named by the U.S. Trade Representative.
The current occupant -- Scott Quesenberry, a Lexington, N.C., native who used to work as legislative director for Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C. -- was appointed in November 2005. He's not an ambassador and was never confirmed by the Senate.
Under Hayes' bill, Quesenberry could become "acting chief textile negotiator" until he's confirmed by the Senate. Dole, Quesenberry's former boss, supports Hayes' bill to "boost the position" to that of ambassador, said Dole spokeswoman Katie Norman.
Dole and Hayes, sitting in a tree. Doing nothing but naming stuff. How much are we paying these dimwits? Whatever it is, it's WAY too much.