Place your bets: Who could be the next US ambassador to France?
As thousands of Americans in France celebrated Thanksgiving this year, the hunt was still on to find someone to fill the hot seat as the United States’ envoy in Paris. The post has been vacant ever since former ambassador Charles Rivkin left the job earlier this month. As we wait for news, The Local has surveyed some of the likely, and perhaps less likely, candidates for the job, as well as their odds of landing the role. Take a look through the list and place your bets. Tell us who you'd like to see as US Ambassador to France.
MITT ROMNEY: 200/1. It might seem unlikely that President Obama would give a job to the man who tried to take his in 2012, but exiling Romney to Paris might be a good way to get rid of him for a while. Besides, as a young Mormon missionary, he famously spent two years in Bordeaux and Paris, and speaks French. Chances may be hurt by saying, in 2011, that his living conditions in Paris were so bad (he stayed in a 19th Century “palace”) that it made him grateful to be American.
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