Chen and Family Coming to America

It looks as if the diplomatic dance is proceeding for Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and his wife and two children to come to the US, where Chen will study at NYU.

You have to wonder how happy the GOP is for the Chen family.  My guess — not so much.

The successful negotiation for Chen’s safety won’t win President Obama votes come November, but if this crisis had dragged on, it would have dragged the President down with it, with the GOP invoking Jimmy Carter.  He needed to get it off the table, and it appears that he has.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s