Michelle Kwan to be interviewed on "Fox News Sunday" morning of May 20

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  1. ilovenyc

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    Kinda off topic but i just read a preview of 2008 olympic champion gymnast Shawn Johnson´s book and she said that Michelle sent her a sweet text in Beijing the night after she didn't win the all-around gold. Shawn said it felt like Michelle was the only person in the world who really understod how it feels to not win and get a silver medal instead. I thought this was cute and one more reason to love Michelle! :)
     
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  2. nubka

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    If Hillary couldn't grab the nomination for her party, I doubt that MK could either... :yikes:
     
  3. manleywoman

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    Spinner and I were on twitter talking about this, and he said of course she don't need to be POTUS since she's the KWEEN. Then after we went back and forth about what the acronym should stand for, he came up with this brilliant solution:

    Kwan's World Empire, Effective Now
     
  4. IceAlisa

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    Assuming Kwan seeks a Dem nomination.
     
  5. attyfan

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    How many women have the Republicans nominated for POTUS?
     
  6. kwanatic

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    ALL HAIL!! :respec:
     
  7. purple skates

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    What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Just because they never have doesn't mean they never will.

    Kween FTW!
     
  8. nubka

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    Hilary was a Dem of course. Perhaps MK is a Republican? Whatever party, she wouldn't stand a chance because she is not the right gender... :shuffle:
     
  9. Garden Kitty

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    Thanks for posting this. What a sweet thing for Michelle to do.
     
  10. lowtherlore

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    Ambassador Kwan
    Honorable Michelle Kwan, Ambassador of the United States
    Congresswoman Kwan
    Senator Kwan
    Honorable Madam Kwan
    Secretary Kwan

    All sounds cool!
     
  11. IceAlisa

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    I think that might be her goal, considering she was learning Mandarin and was focusing her grad school studies on China.
     
  12. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Eventually, perhaps, if everything lines up properly with experience and career choices, she might even be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State herself. :)
     
  13. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought it was common knowledge that Kwan is a Republican.
     
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  14. nubka

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    I think you are correct.
     
  15. IceAlisa

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    She is? That would make things interesting for some of her fans.
     
  16. feraina

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    It's hard to believe, given everything Kwan has ever revealed to the public over the years, that her personal beliefs align better with Republicans than Democrats...

    Anyway, somehow watching that interview brought tears to my eyes. Little Michelle all grown up!
     
  17. JILEN

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    She sure did, It made me teary-eyed too..What a gal!
     
  18. skatesindreams

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    Immigrants; and children of immigrants often are Republican.
    I don't care which party she belongs to, at the moment.

    I applaud her desire to be of service, in any capacity.
    She's probably being "kept in mind" by both parties.
     
  19. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    I do not recall ever having seen, or heard, any specific statement attributed to Michelle regarding her party affiliation. Has anyone else heard or read anything she has said or written stating a specific party affiliation?



    Her dating Christian Anschutz (spelling) brought about a lot of discussion about how she must definitely be a Republican, but to my knowledge she has made no specifically declared public announcement of her political beliefs. My two cents is that the Republican Party would be extremely fortunate if she were to declare her affiliation with it because of her likeability and history of hard work and perserverance and interest in service to her fellow human beings.
     
  20. skatingfan5

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    I guess I'm not all that common, then. :lol: I didn't realize that Kwan's political affiliation was that openly known. If I had had to guess, I would have thought that Republican might be more likely than Democrat, but then again, I thought that she might be an independent and not registered with any party. She has been able to work with and has received appointments from both the Bush and Obama administrations, so I doubt if her political views are aligned with either the extreme right or left. :)
     
  21. orientalplane

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    Neither have I, which is why I prefaced what I said with, "Perhaps I'm wrong......". Nevertheless one hears a lot of rumours and jokes about her being a Republican, which often seem to indicate that she is. You sound a bit defensive. Not being American myself I couldn't really care less, other than from the standpoint of enjoying gossip about skaters. :lol:
     
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  22. mrinalini

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    This. If there's a source that explicitly states MK's political affiliation, I'd like to see it.

    And if we've decided that MK must be Republican because she used to date Christian Anschutz, she must also be quite wishy-washy about her beliefs considering that she's now rumoured to be dating a member of the Pell family.
     
  23. attyfan

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    I not only have never heard of Michelle saying anything about her political affiliations, I also have never heard of Michelle even attending a campaign fundraiser for any partisan candidate for any office. She seems to act as if her political affiliation is private business.
     
  24. skatesindreams

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  25. IceAlisa

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    It can't be if she wants to run for office. :p
     
  26. VALuvsMKwan

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    I'd prefer that she not be for personal inclinations - but it's a free country.

    I don't particularly like personal gossip about skaters, particularly about (as you can tell) one of my favorite skaters.. Maybe that's what you perceive as "defensiveness". No problem. :)
     
  27. Garden Kitty

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    I think there was some thought that she was a Republican because her first appointment came from the Bush Administration and Condi Rice, and she was dating Anschutz. But then she blended just as easily with the Obama administration, continuing to serve as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Hillary Clinton and working frequently with Michelle Obama for her youth fitness programs and with Joe Biden on the Special Olympics.

    I was very surprised at any mention of political office, because so far she seems eager to work with everyone to accomplish bipartisan and charitable goals rather than "taking sides".
     
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  28. BigB08822

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    I thought everyone knew. Michelle Kwan considers herself a member of the Purple Party.
     
  29. kwanette

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    Never heard or read anything about MK's political affiliation either.
     
  30. Coco

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    I can't imagine the Bush Administration giving a plum appointment to anyone unless they felt secure that the person's ideology was w/in a certain range of the spectrum.