Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Miss him? He's Back!

In his quest to become "anonymous and insignificant" former Gov. Bill Richardson today got himself appointed to be a "goodwill ambassador" for the Organization of American States.

Secretary General (José Miguel) Insulza asked former Governor Richardson to assume once again the charge of Special Envoy for Hemispheric Affairs, a position he held from 2006 to 2007. The meeting gave the North American politician an opportunity to share with the head of the hemispheric Organization his gratitude for the trust placed on his experience, which will allow him once again to confront the challenges of regional migration as OAS Special Envoy.

The Secretary General asserted that “in the next few weeks we will decide on the missions to be fulfilled by the Governor.” ...
The Secretary General named Richardson Special Envoy in 2006, and Richardson held this position until he ran for the presidency of the United States.

As a “goodwill ambassador,” the former governor of New Mexico will help promote dialogue on issues of importance to the region, soften positions between countries on some complex issues, and strengthen relations between countries.

According to their website, the OAS is "the premier regional forum for political discussion, policy analysis and decision-making in Western Hemisphere affairs."