Gary Locke is what we in America term an “Asian American.” That means his ancestors came from some Asian land years ago. He was a good solid governor of the state of Washington and then was sent by President Obama to be our Ambassador to the country of China. You know, that land which is part of what we call, Asia. The assumption of our president is that if Mr. Locke was of “Asian heritage” then he must know something about people in Asia. We have people we term “African American” who could not pass a test on which nation in Africa is the site of their ancestors, let alone which nations are in “Africa.” Heck, we have people who say their ancestors arrived from Hungary or Italy who are incapable of identifying the geographic location of their lands. I assume when Mr. Locke arrived in China some Chinese leaders expected that he would be “sympathetic” to the leaders of the country because he was an “Asian American.”
Alas, Mr. Locke just did not turn out to be a peach of an ambassador. The Chinese official news agency refers to him as a ‘banana.” According to the Chinese he has turned out to be a banana with yellow skin and white inside. Oh, they also believe he is a “guide for the blind” and a “plague” who has swept through their land. For some reason, the “Asian man” behaves like an “American man.” Anyway, the plague is departing China and returning to America to spread his disease.