Could Ty Harrell represent us in the Great White North?
A Canadian magazine thinks so.
In its Dec. 17 issue, Embassy magazine included state Rep. Ty Harrell on a list of possible ambassadors to Canada, once "one of the most sought-after positions in American foreign service" but now maybe not-so-much.
"There is nobody clamouring for the job, and that silence is incredibly interesting," Canada expert Christopher Sands told the magazine.
Here's what it had to say about Harrell, a Raleigh Democrat:
Democratic state representative from the important swing state of North Carolina. This rising star endorsed Mr. Obama while John Edwards was still in the primaries. Wife is Canadian.
The magazine also included Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Rep. David Bonior, outgoing Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, among others.