Assuming anyone in gov gets enough sense and cents to revive USIA, or create another version of the vaunted organization, I'm actually serious in throwing Jon Stewart out as its head. He is a brilliant, brainy and witty person who could really think outside the box for new American PD ventures. He is damn close to the most trusted name for my gen in tv news. Despite his sarcastic side, I think he gets it. Maybe we could get him and Anderson Cooper to spar for the position in some sort of rock-em, sock-em robots battle.
Meanwhile, cheers to State for sending Cajun music to Saudi Arabia. Music makes great PD because of the nonverbal communication involved that everyone can understand. Congress just made April Jazz month, and April 25 as Willis Connover day. Check out my side bar page (the Kitchen fridge) for my Pub D case study on dear Willis and the role of Jazz in winning the Cold War.
Last note, enough with the sanctimonious teabag d-bags. If you had been more worried about government spending over the last 8 years, we wouldn't be in this position.