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    "Ms Kwan Goes to Washington", from Hersh

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...5633821.column

    I am so proud of this young woman! I feel like I "know" her after following her career since 1994 and she has amazed me numerous times. I wish her all the best and really hope she will always be as happy as she's made so many of her fans.

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    That silver lame dress. Was she poured into it? or was it sewed on her? Wow.

    Best of everything for Kwan and she'll get my vote if she turns to politics. I would suggest she work towards getting an Ambassasorship to the United Nations and after some four years think about running for President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...5633821.column

    I am so proud of this young woman! I feel like I "know" her after following her career since 1994 and she has amazed me numerous times. I wish her all the best and really hope she will always be as happy as she's made so many of her fans.
    Ditto.

    So the rumors were true, she is moving to DC. Wishing her luck in her new career path. Thanks for the link.

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    I could only wish to be "poured" into that "lame" GOLD dress. ;-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post
    I could only wish to be "poured" into that "lame" GOLD dress. ;-P
    Just call me "Color Blind Joe"

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    I agree with all of you. What a wonderful post-skating life Michelle is making for herself! I like your idea of Ambassador to the U.N., Joe. My thought was her maybe becoming Secretary of State at some point. But something splendid lies ahead. And the great thing is, if she stays with that career, she'll do good for all of us as well.

    Initially, I was sorry she didn't stay in skating as a pro. But I can't be selfish. I think she was not just smart but wise to move on as she has. We'll always have YouTube, and this new life of hers will be both fruitful and satisfying.

    And just think! She may be the only Ambassador with a fan club! Unless, that is, YuNa follows in her footsteps and does something equivalent in public life for Korea. It could happen! If it does, I'll join both fan clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    That silver lame dress. Was she poured into it? or was it sewed on her? Wow.

    Best of everything for Kwan and she'll get my vote if she turns to politics. I would suggest she work towards getting an Ambassasorship to the United Nations and after some four years think about running for President of the USA.
    not anyone else could fit in this gold dress AND look classy in it!!!!
    Maybe we should start voting also from Europe for US president? I could make the banner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    That silver lame dress. Was she poured into it? or was it sewed on her? Wow.
    I just hope when Math sees the pic, he'll be OK.

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    i must be the only one picturing my niece and her college friends holding signs protesting human rights in china outside MK's office. not so far in the future now

    of course, even when MK was a skater, she couldn't please everybody. par for the course, no?

    MK should do what makes her happy, but i would not vote for her solely because i admired her when she was a skater--i'd have to hear where she stands on the issues first. i also don't feel, as some do, that she should have done more professional skating or bore some responsibility for the death of professional skating in america.
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    Agreed, skfan: if I don't support her political views, I will reluctantly vote for the other person.

    One more reason I hope she stays with diplomacy instead of entering politics...but as you say, I don't expect her to please everyone, even her devoted fans!

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    Diplomacy is rife with politics, the only difference is that you, the average citizen, don't get to directly vote on the posts. The assignment of such are full of backdoor dealings, twists and partisanship. Worse now that Jon Huntsman's awkward candidacy serves as a warning for future cross-aisle postings.

    I actually hope Kwan runs for public office, regardless of her politics.

    She has spent years being subjected to the secret machinations of a cabal (the ISU), and she's in for more of the same if she wants to be a career diplomat. For a refreshing change, why not let the public judge her directly? She has let us get very honest glimpses of her soul in countless performances, she can do the same with her ideals and aspirations for her community. Her greatest attribute as a skater and a person, in my opinion, is her ability to communicate with the crowd at large and getting them to feel her. No, she doesn't have perfect diction and isn't the best speaker, but I have no doubt she can get through to people. It's a gift that's going to be largely wasted in the world of diplomacy, where her ascendance will be subject to the whims of a few with their own agendas.

    Besides, Michelle loves competition. Watching the vote tally come in on election night at campaign head quarters is just as much of a rush as any nail biting session in the kiss and cry. I think she'll get a kick out of it.

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    Kwan should start from home, how about running for ISU member and even president!! She should get strong backing from at least 3 major federations, US, Canada and China (?) plus she totally earned her way in and knows the needs of the skaters

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    Hmm. Didn't think of that, os168. But somehow I don't think Kwan will want to participate in that aspect of skating. She'd rather go for international work, it seems to me, and she obviously feels she has something to contribute there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Kwan should start from home, how about running for ISU member and even president!! She should get strong backing from at least 3 major federations, US, Canada and China (?) plus she totally earned her way in and knows the needs of the skaters
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    AND she is MUCH more beautiful than Ciquanta..Can you imagine him in the gold dress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Hmm. Didn't think of that, os168. But somehow I don't think Kwan will want to participate in that aspect of skating. She'd rather go for international work, it seems to me, and she obviously feels she has something to contribute there.
    Yeah but I thought ISU stood for International Skating Union May be she can do it part time? It would just be nice to have a skater involved in some of these decisions, but yeah I agree Michelle can do more than outside skating, particularly now she is 'in' with the 'Hu' :P

    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
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    AND she is MUCH more beautiful than Ciquanta..Can you imagine him in the gold dress?
    ... and I wish there's an emoticon for: shudder with goose bumps, mild nausea before collapsed with cold sweat and then scenes from the exorcist.
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