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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on David Wilkins, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, being named United States Ambassador to Canada.
“Canada’s gain is our state’s loss. David Wilkins will be remembered as one of the greatest Speakers of the House in South Carolina history.
“President Bush could not have chosen a more effective and talented ambassador to represent the United State’s interests than David Wilkins.
“His assignment to Canada, one of our most important diplomatic posts, demonstrates the faith President Bush has in his abilities. It also reflects well on our state that he was chosen for this tremendous opportunity.”