The Huntsman Coup, Ctd

by Patrick Appel

Fallows ponders the pick:

...on first impression a clever choice from American-interest point of view (completely apart from what it means for internal party politics in the US). Will also give the Chinese leadership something to think about: why the new Democratic president has appointed a rising Republican politician. Sign of bipartisan US views toward China?

Joe Klein also praises the pick. Andrew's reaction to the selection is here.