LATE UPDATE! Does
TPM get results or what!?
Last week, we noted how America's Ambassador to Spain, George Argyros, was embarrassing the United States by using the US Embassy in Madrid website to post a biography with a pitiful "Partial List of Awards Received" numbering twenty-five in all.
This included such honors as his induction "into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, perhaps the single most coveted award given in American (sic) to non-military, non-show business individuals."
As we noted earlier this evening, Argyros' hometown newspaper The Orange County Register picked up TPM's razzing yesterday in the paper's 'buzz' section and gave Argyros another whack.
Well, when we returned to the ambassador's website this evening, we found (surprise, surprise) that at some point between the 29th and today the offending biography had been removed and replaced with a new one which is at least slightly less injurious to the dignity and reputation of self-respecting Americans.
Talking Points Memo: bringing shameless dorks to heel in North America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Late Late Update: You can still see the original list in the archived version available from Google. Plus, our reputation among web-savvy Spaniards may still be suffering because Argyros' show-boating list is still online in the Spanish language version of his biography. Special thanks to TPM reader A. for the Google catch.