Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama taps major donors for ambassadorships

As reported on June 12, 2009 on AP

Prominent fundraisers get nominations for posts in Switzerland, Belgium
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped four big Democratic Party donors for plum ambassadorships in Europe and Latin America while naming six career diplomats to posts in Africa, the Mideast and the Pacific.

Washington lawyer Howard Gutman, who raised more than $500,000 for Obama's campaign and personally contributed the maximum $4,600 to it, was nominated to be the next U.S. envoy to Belgium, the White House said in a statement Thursday.

Editor Rozek’s Note: This seems a little inappropriate for an American president. I’ve heard guys talking about “tapping that” in night clubs all the time but I wouldn’t have thought that Barack Obama would be so open about doing it with diplomats. Not right! I guess this explains how he got the gay vote so effectively though.

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