Toronto’s Globe & Mail reports:
The White House has assured Canada that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will not be appointed as U.S. ambassador to Canada. A Trudeau government official says that assurance was provided to Canadian officials during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the White House on Monday. “It isn’t Sarah Palin,” the official said.
American officials have not yet made a decision on an ambassador but were leaning to appointing someone who raised money for the Trump campaign. Ms. Palin served as Alaskan governor for less than three years between 2006 and 2009. She came to national attention when 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose her as his running mate.
Since then, she has often been better known for her outsize personality and bizarre public pronouncements than for her politics. In 2008, Ms. Palin told ABC News, “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” And when she endorsed Mr. Trump for the presidency last year, she delivered a disjointed, often rhyming speech that verged on slam poetry.