Brazen, gregarious, over-confident, often obnoxious...just the stereotypical Yank through and through really.
In today's political climate, it only makes sense that he leads the charge in navigating Visas and border crossings. Who better than a loud American to try and diffuse a situation at an Iranian border crossing?
What the man lacks in skill, common-sense and general know-how, he certainly makes up for in sheer dumb luck. It's managed to get him this far in life though, so, as any self-respecting man would do at a seedy table in Vegas, he's gonna ride the hot streak and let it roll. All the way across Eurasia...