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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Marc Szafran
The diplomatic guessing game that comes with every president's second term is sweeping swank salons from Washington to Hollywood, as big-time Obama supporters gossip about who is expected to get the coveted titles of Mister Ambassador or Madam Ambassador.
"He has a business that requires his presence and contracts that go well into the next three years, so this was never even the remotest possibility," his spokesman, Marc Szafran, told the Hollywood newspaper.