It was almost certain that someone would ask about Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea during the State Department’s daily press briefing today, and the press did not disappoint. “Will the U.S. appoint him as ambassador to North Korea?” asked one reporter, who, to be honest, didn’t get a “no.”
State Dept laugh down question about appointing Dennis Rodman as US Ambassador to North Korea. "Not sure I can dignify that with response."
— Nick Harper (@NickHarperFSN) March 4, 2013
Rodman as U.S. Ambassador to North Korea? "I'm not even sure I can dignify that with a response," US State Dept spox says.
— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) March 4, 2013
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) March 4, 2013
How great would it have been if the State Dept said "No, whatever Dennis Rodman says, that goes for us too"
— Ryan Foster (@FosterVsWorld) March 4, 2013
Spokesman Patrick Ventrell made it clear, though, that Rodman shouldn’t wait by the phone. “I’ll just say it here again,” he told reporters. “Dennis Rodman has never been a player in our diplomacy, he does not represent the views of the United States, he is a private American.” State wouldn’t mind hearing from Rodman, though, if he has anything to offer. “If he reaches out to us, I’ll let you know,” said Ventrell.
Is there anyone else who hasn’t weighed in on Dennis Rodman and has something to add? We don’t believe we’ve heard from Arsenio Hall or Albert Brooks yet.
Good luck to Dennis Rodman as he heads to the Vatican to help with the conclave.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 4, 2013
In all fairness, Dennis Rodman … should have been Hillary Clinton's replacement as Sectary Of State! He looks good in a pants suit too!
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) March 4, 2013