Congratulations to Senator Max Baucus [D-MT] as The Next Ambassador to China.
As a former Montanan, I have always admired Max’s quiet ways of dealing with complicated problems. Contrary to common thought, having been born a Chinese-American (Gary Locke) does not per se make you any better qualified than an American Senator who has controlled our countries finances.
Max is too dignified to describe why he should be nominated the next ambassador to China. However, as a Former DAS for East Asia, perhaps I can you give a few reasons.
 Max is a native of Montana. He represents agricultural interests of Montana and the USA better than anyone I know. What China needs and wants is extensive farm trade with the USA, Max is the one to facilitate that process.
 Max knows our Senatorial and legislative system as the ‘wise old man’ of 72 years better than our younger ‘hot shots’.
 Max is respectful of foreign cultures and knows how to negotiate his way through a myriad different political/economic/cultural differences.
 His mentor, Senator Mike Mansfield, also Democrat from Montana was one of our best Ambassadors to Japan. Max learned a lot from Mike. So I am not worried.
 Obama has made a wise appointment. At a time when we need calm and seniority to represent American interests in China during China Sea conflagrations, I know of no man better suited to be our next Ambassador to the Middle Kingdom than our ‘favorite son’ from Montana, Senator Max Baucus who served America faithfully for two decades and more.
Good luck Ambassador Max Baucus!
Enjoy the wonders and splendors of the Great Middle Kingdom.
Great choice, POTUS!