I just heard that Obama has nominated Sen. Max Baucus to be our next ambassador to China.
The report described Baucus as Montana's longest-serving senator, first elected in 1978.
The 72-year-old announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election, saying that he wanted to spend more time in his home state.
Which is why he accepted a nomination to be ambassador to China ...
Maybe he thought the line about "I want to spend more time with my family" was past its sell-by date, so he tried something different.