Thursday, October 4, 2007
Lunch at the US Ambassador's Residence
The US Embassy helps new Fulbrights meet people by hosting a lunch in their honor. Mine was this past Wed and quite lovely.
US Ambassador to Malta, Molly Bordonaro hosted it at the Ambassador's Residence. I met people from both political parties, the university and the Embassy. Mrs. Bordonaro was active in President Bush's election campaign, thus she is what we would call a political appointee. Fortunately for the United States and for Malta, she is doing a wonderful job. I have had people simply bring her up in conversation, because they are so impressed with her. "She is the best US Ambassador we've had in many, many years" is the sort of thing I've heard. I can see why. She is young, energetic, diplomatic and savvy. Here is the photo of the two of us.