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Big Obama campaign donors get ambassadorships
| ROBERT BURNS
Posted on 06/25/2009 4:17:58 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama on Thursday selected for ambassadorships in Europe two of his presidential campaign's biggest fundraisers, extending a pattern of rewarding political supporters. Obama chose career foreign service officers to head U.S. embassies in Latvia, Benin and Zimbabwe.
Obama said he will nominate William Eacho, chief executive officer of Carlton Capital Group, a private investment company, to be ambassador to Austria. Eacho raised more than $500,000 for Obama's presidential run; he and his immediate family also donated $226,000 to federal politics in 2007-08, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks money in politics.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; big; campaign; democrats; donors; obama
posted on 06/25/2009 4:17:59 PM PDT
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posted on 06/25/2009 4:18:42 PM PDT
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I really don’t think this is THAT unusual for a President to do.....NOT that I want to give ANY thing to Obomba
posted on 06/25/2009 4:20:27 PM PDT
actually, it’s common practice
posted on 06/25/2009 4:22:54 PM PDT
(A difference that makes no difference is no difference)
posted on 06/25/2009 4:23:13 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
(The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
Pay to Play-—Chicago style
posted on 06/25/2009 4:24:20 PM PDT
Big donors have investigations of them purged by obama by purging the investigators, too. So what else is new in the new era of hope, change and transaprency?/s
posted on 06/25/2009 4:29:10 PM PDT
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Seriously, who would really want to go to Zimbabwe?
posted on 06/25/2009 4:29:14 PM PDT
(Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
posted on 06/25/2009 5:37:45 PM PDT
by Don Corleone
("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
As much as I hate Obama, I have to say that I think you’d be hard pressed to find any president who did not send a supporter to those cherry ambassadorships.
posted on 06/26/2009 2:38:08 AM PDT
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