American Diplomacy

Distinguished American Diplomats

I don’t collect stamps, but this set caught my eye. First there’s the irony that the USPS is celebrating American diplomacy at a time when, well, there’s not much to celebrate. Then I get a further chuckle when I notice the postal service can only scrounge up six examples to celebrate, but found 40 “superlatives” to get excited about in their Wonders of America collection.

Of course, the superlatives are relative — The Bison is only the largest land mammal in the US, for example — but I don’t know enough to judge the six diplomats. Still, I wonder if Winston is laughing: “yeah, that’s pretty good…for you.”