Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, the moderate Republican ex-governor of Utah who thinks he can win a GOP presidential primary after a two-year stint working for President Obama, is facing more conservative mockery after his 2009 "love letter" to the president was leaked last week to Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller. Who could have leaked a private handwritten note to President Obama only? We'll let you gumshoes figure that one out!
The good news this week, though, is that you don't even have to visit Tucker Carlson's lil' Internet kiosk to read the letter! Just go to this other site, whatsitcalled... oh yes, JonHuntsman.com. Monitor your domain names, candidates!
Or you can just read Amb. Huntsman's cute letter from August 16, 2009 here! If you can't decipher the illegible script up top, this is the text:
Dear Mr. President,
I am most grateful for the graciousness and kindness you have shown me and my family - particularly your confidence in my ability to represent you in China. Mary Kaye and I will begin our journey tomorrow - leaving behind a state we love - but also anticipating an extraordinary experience in Beijing. You are a remarkable leader - and it has been a great honor getting to know you.
It's that underlined "remarkable" that's intended to get Republicans all hot and bothered, of course. Huntsman is capable of winning a general election, though! Just sayin'.