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  Chicago congressman in disfavor with Obama contender for Ambassador to Ireland? Rep. Dan Lipinski discussed widely as favorites fail vetting process
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Last EditedRBH  Mar 27, 2013 10:26pm
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News DateMonday, March 25, 2013 04:25:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCould Congressman Dan Lipinski of Illinois be appointed Ambassador to Ireland? While on the surface it appears unlikely, it was Lipinski’s name that was most on the lips of Washington insiders at the St. Patrick’s bash in the White House last week.

The Lipinski boomlet was fueled by speculation that several likely candidates had failed the stringent background checks and had dropped out. One, a former Irish American politician was said to have been among the favorites.

Lipinski has alao been mentioned as a likely contender for the Vatican ambassador job. He is one of the few pro-life conservative Democratic members of Congress and seems to fit the bill for the Vatican. However, that likelihood is now being talked down.

The word in Washington circles is that Ireland could be a possibility too for the 46-year-old representative who Obama is said to be determined to get rid of.
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