Charles Swindell

Swindell is the outgoing US ambassador. His speech suggested it was about time New Zealand and America moved on, and begin to talk on issues.

When I heard him speak last year, his view was that the US will not budge until the nuclear-free policy goes away. He labelled it as the biggest impediment to relationships between the two countries, especially for a FTA.

So, what has changed?

Nothing, but he of course wants to be seen as being vital to the resolution of the issue. In other words, it's a big ego thing. All you have to do is look at why he became ambassador- as a way of bulking himself up:


"Swindells is an executive with the Portland, Ore., branch of U.S. Trust Co., which was acquired by the Charles Schwab investment company – which, itself, is strongly aligned with the GOP. In addition to attaining Pioneer status as a Bush fundraiser, Swindells made a total of $42,000 in GOP contributions during the 2000 election cycle." - White House for Sale

Is anybody out there surprised? He became ambassador as an ego-trip, and this speech was a way of making himself seem important in the eyes of history.
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