Kwan: Skating champ now has State Department job

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  1. jlai

    jlai Title-less

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  2. kathy sullivan

    kathy sullivan Well-Known Member

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    So proud of her - and happy for her that she has found life after skating.
     
  3. lowtherlore

    lowtherlore New Member

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    That's wonderful! So happy for her that her second career is on track.
     
  4. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    UMBS is already organizing her POTUS run. :D
     
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  5. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    KWEEN! :cheer2:

    Hope she really loves her new job!
     
  6. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Very happy that she's found something that continues to challenge and inspire her, and impressed that she feels so committed to public service. I'm sure she'll represent the US with grace and passion. :respec:
     
  7. Coco

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    Was this position created for her? Is it a political appointment?
     
  8. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    The article was kind of vague about what the position actually is. I'm not saying it's not an important position or not a substantive one, but I wish I knew exactly what it was.

    You think she's an advisor for the Under Secretary?

    http://www.state.gov/r/

    Description of the Department itself:

    http://www.state.gov/r/ppr/index.htm
     
  9. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Purple campaign signs with golden glittery lettering! YES WE KWAN!!! :cheer2:
     
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  10. aftershocks

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    Kudos to Kween!!! :cheer:
     
  11. lulu

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    Congrats to Michelle! I'm sure she is going to do an absolutely amazing job!! :cheer:
     
  12. l'etoile

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    Michelle really has down-to-earth personality. I love this comment, makes me imagine how she is saying it, with her good old mischievous look:swoon:
     
  13. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    I read it as "Store Department job".

    I pictured MK standing at a perfume counter looking like a wannabe drag queen.

    A "State Department job" makes MUCH more sense.
     
  14. paskatefan

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    Congrats to the Kween! :D
     
  15. spikydurian

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    What a fantastic year for Michelle. First, engaged to a fabulous man, and now .. a great job. Congrats.
     
  16. maureenfarone

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    Congratulations to Michelle. Wish her all the best. She continues to amaze and inspire me!
     
  17. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Seeing all the familiar names in this thread, 7 and half years after her last competition, warms my heart :)

    And yay for the Kween!
     
  18. johndockley92

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    I would vote for Michelle for President :p
     
  19. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I'm always shocked when I her see her age in print. Seems only yesterday-----and makes me realize just how old I am.:eek:
     
  21. os168

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    It should be, it should be US law to make sure she don't stay away from ice skating for too long, if EVER! Like minimum 72 hour period or something - or there will be SERIOUS probation or something for the Kween. Congrats Michelle, love you!!! Way to go, you are amazing... it won't be long now....

    Speaking of Michelle, I was shopping the other day, and I keep seeing MK signs everywhere and have to resist buying the stuff. Have anyone came across similar problem with Michael Kors products? Seriously MK MK MK on everything, Scarf, Hats, Clothing, Shoes, Umbrellas, and all I can think of is oh here's a Michelle Kwan hat, Michelle Kwan Scarf, Oh nice Michelle Kwan Shoes!!! :lol:
     
  22. sk9tingfan

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    I would tend to doubt this. Based on her undergraduate and graduate studies, I would think that she has been acquiring the required skills to do policy analysis and make appropriate recommendations.
     
  23. skatesindreams

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    I'm so pleased for her.
    What a vote of confidence for Michelle.

    I'm sure she will bring the same skill and commitment to this position as she gave to skating,
     
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  24. aftershocks

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    :lol: I wonder whether Michelle does find the time in her busy "capitol" schedule to wind down with skating at a local area rink? ;) Another urgent question: Has the Kween yet taught Clay how to do twizzles, spirals, and 2-axels?! :D


    :lol: Too funny, os168, too true! ~ MK surely does conjure up the image of Michelle Kwan for me before it ever would the image of Kors -- though kudos to Kors for the Obama love (the other Michelle has recently worn two great holiday outfits of his in succession, not to mention the iconic portrait outfit).


    ITA, l'etoile. Michelle's comment when asked about a foreign diplomatic post: "I like living in the United States too much," was definitely a key highlight in the article. For me, another highlight was her reference to Clay and to when and where the wedding will take place:

    ETA:

    Being a Michelle Kwan fan ... the gift that keeps on giving.
     
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  25. RickInSanJose

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    Hooray! Hooray! The Country's Rising!
    Michelle Kwan "The Kween" is Risin'!
     
  26. belladella

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    Congratulations to the Kween. I wish her good luck, and success in her new role.
     
  27. Maureen

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    Congratulations Michelle.
     
  28. skatingfan5

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    I can't believe I didn't see this earlier, but a belated "congrats" to the Kween! :cheer:
     
  29. kittyjake5

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    Congratulations to Michelle! Great news!
     
  30. AragornElessar

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    This is lovely news and Congratulations to Michelle on being able to find something she's as fired up about as she was about skating. Good for her and I know she'll do this job w/both professionalism and flare. :)