Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day155 Monday 01/31/11

ran 6.2 miles
Here’s something you may not know. In an article written by Anne E. Kornblut and Rachel Weiner, they reported that Jon Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador to China has officially sent a letter of resignation to President Barack Obama. It is speculated that Huntsman intends to run against his boss for the position of President of the United States of America in 2012. If that’s not a shellacking to everything Barack Obama represents, I don’t know how much stronger of a message could be sent. He will step down from his post in April, leaving only three months to name and confirm a new ambassador, one of the most important postings in the world.

Appointed by Barack Obama in 2009, Huntsman is a Republican and once held the Governor’s seat of Utah. It will be a difficult task to replace him after the relationships and diplomacy he has successfully established. Huntsman is fluent in Mandarin, possesses extremely productive relations with China, and has been immensely instrumental in Obama’s efforts to make America more competitive and to build a business alliance with Beijing.

Yet another one of Obama’s appointees is jumping ship on his policies. Huntsman stands out uniquely, though, because in his case he did not fail, like his economic advisors and others who had resigned on behalf of the messes they had made. Jon Huntsman is resigning because he, the most knowledgeable man in America on U.S.-Chinese relations obviously disagrees with Obama’s direction and he apparently feels he can do a better job.

1,668.7 miles to go.

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