Updated at 10:07 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has tapped major fundraisers for two of the most coveted ambassadorships.
The White House announced on Tuesday that Matthew Barzun was nominated to be the next ambassador to the United Kingdom, and John Phillips as the next envoy to Italy.
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In his second term, the president has picked at least 10 of his major financial backers for key diplomatic posts.
Barzun raised at least $500,000 for the re-election campaign and served as its national finance chair. From 2009 to 2011, he was U.S. ambassador to Sweden.
He was also a member of the Obama campaign’s national finance committee during his first run for president. Previously, Barzun was an investor in several start-up Internet firms.
Phillips, a Washington lawyer, raised between $200,000-$500,000 for the re-election campaign.
In the last several months, Obama has nominated key fundraisers, known as “bundlers” as ambassadors to Austria (Alexa Wesner), Belgium (Denise Bauer), Dominican Republic (Wally Brewster), Germany (John Emerson), Singapore (Kirk Wagar) and Spain (Jim Costos).
Color me shocked.
Everybody knows that in a troubled world no one brings more credibility to the international scene that an Obama fundraiser. I would think after Obama abandoned Ambassador Stevens to be murdered in Ben Ghazi there would few applicants for ambassadorships.
The Ambassador to the Court of St. James (UK) and the Ambassador to Rome are traditionally given to those who contribute to the President's last campaign. It's not something unique to Obama.
Your headline writer is either 12 years old who has failed social studies – a distinct possibility – or is a drone trained in Newspeak by NewsCorp. So which is it?
Who cares except the GOP goofballs, all presidents do it. Just think if Romney got elected and picked his wife's horse and Carl, pig head rove for the positions, you wouldn't hear a pip from the GOP party of stupid voters and reps!!!!