So in honor of Chavez's desire to pick his own ambassador, we've put together a list of ambassadors other countries might choose. Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.
Jerry Lewis (France): Apparently the French adore him (or at least they did in the 1960s) because "he exemplified the French notion of the auteur--the individual."
Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen, and Anna Chapman (Italy): "Sure, ladies, you can all have the same post. But there is one thing, Silvio requests that you dress as ambassadors."
Thomas Friedman (China): "There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, the Chinese form of government, and that’s one-party democracy."
Jane Fonda (Vietnam): For her services to North Vietnam.
Henry Kissinger (Russia): Known for his close ties with high-level Russian officials, including Putin, Kissinger has long advocated closer cooperation with the Kremlin. In the same vein and in a close second place: Gerhard Schroeder
Sylvester Stallone (North Korea): Apparently, Kim Jong-il is a big fan.
Matthew Bryza (Azerbaijan): Wait, he is the ambassador. And Armenia is unhappy with his appointment. Enough said.
Bill Clinton (Britain): According to an informal survey, they love him, but we have no evidence to back that up.
George W. Bush (Albania): He was given a hero's welcome in 2007, before someone tried to steal his watch.
Any other suggestions?