Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shitstorm alert! Top Obama donors get ambassadorships

Batten down the hatches, boys and girls! President Oreo has just named the top three contributors to his successful presidential campaign to the ambassadorships of the United Kingdom, France and Japan!

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Three of President Obama's top fundraisers are getting plum jobs as United States ambassadors.

Among the 12 ambassadors named last night by the White House, three -- Charles Rivkin, Louis Susman and John Roos -- were so-called "bundlers" for candidate Obama.

Rivkin (named ambassador to France) and Roos (named ambassador to Japan) both raised $500,000 or more for Obama, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Oh, fuck! Has anything like this ever happened before??!!!

Bush’s patronage appointments to ambassador exceed father’s, Clinton’s
Posted on June 25, 2007 by Dr. Denny

During the presidency of George W. Bush, nearly four out of every 10 of his nominees for ambassador have been “non-career appointees” — or what many would consider “political” appointees. Neither his father nor President Clinton had such a high percentage.

President Bush’s 36 percent rate exceeds the 29 percent of President Clinton’s ambassadorial nominees who were non-career appointees. During George Herbert Walker Bush’s presidency, about 31 percent were non-career appointees.

Many of George W. Bush’s nominees have been significant donors to his election campaigns or have personal and political connections to the president.
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