Dennis Rodman: Diplomat

In case you missed it, former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman visited North Korea for a few days and met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un, who has been the “Supreme Leader of North Korea” since December 2011.

Let me repeat that: Dennis Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un.

It was a very successful diplomatic mission. Plus it gave Rodman five more minutes of fame.

Kim Jong-un and Rodman reportedly watched a Harlem Globetrotters game and talked basketball. Rodman is six feet seven inches tall and he was a five-time NBA Champion and seven-time NBA rebounding champion. Kim Jong-un is five feet five inches tall. He has trouble rebounding, but he is the dictator of over 24 million people.

I have not confirmed the rumor they acquired matching tattoos and piercings.

When Rodman returned to the United States he was awarded another visit with a person of short stature, the five feet six inch George Stephanopoulos because “short people are just the same as you and I.” Rodman appeared on Stephanopoulos’ “This Week” show.

There should have been a parade…

With the Rodman visit to North Korea, I’m thinking he may be a secret weapon for the United States. Rodman is someone whom our country can send to meet with leaders we don’t really like – leaders of countries like Cuba…China…Canada…Texas…

Rodman could also expand his diplomacy and reach out to the state legislatures in Montana and Alaska to add to their circus atmosphere. Maybe he could convince some in the state legislature that being a citizen in the United States is a lot better than being a citizen of NORTH KOREA. He could tell them to quit bitching and be happy…

Rodman did deliver a diplomatic message to President Barack Obama from Kim Jong-un. It was in Carly Rae Jepsen-ish language: Kim Jong-un told Rodman to tell Obama to “Call Me” Maybe.

By the way the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, went on his first diplomatic trip last week somewhere.  Yawn…

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