Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Re-Branding USAID

USAID has acquired somewhat of a bad name down "South of the Border". Apparently people get all fussy when a few million dollars get, err.. misdirected to fascists and coup plots. But the master of branding, Obama, has got a plan to fix these misunderstandings. Hire political consultant Mark Feierstein, of the acclaimed Greenberg, Quinian, and Rosner firm, to head USAID programs in Latin America! I mean, what could possibly go wrong?!

I am now taking bets on when Morales officially gives USAID the old boot, kick in the ass.


Anonymous said...

At this point, it's unclear what might happen. Indigenous organizations are unhappy with Bolivian government accusations that they have "sold out" to USAID. If officials make any announcements, they will probably wait until the World Cup concludes!

libhom said...

This sounds like when British Petroleum started calling itself Beyond Petroleum.