Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Obama's political picks for ambassadors

This is embarrassing. At least study up a bit before your Senate confirmation hearing, people. And poor McCain.

The first 2+ minutes is all you really need to watch.


Anonymous said...

It has been a long standing practice that donors get some of the ambassadorships.
At least under this administration donors don`t get to run important agencies like FEMA.

Maxichamp said...

@Anon: I understand. I voted for this guy twice. I just wished these nominees did a little homework.

Anonymous said...

There is no real story here. It's the foreign service agents (FSA)who actually run the embassies that matter. The head FSA of a particular embassy typically has decades of experience. Everyone understands that the actual ambassador serves only as decoration. This is especially true in smaller countries such as the ones being discussed.
This is a fake issue that exists only to score domestic political points.