Career Diplomats Angry at Obama's Ambassadors, More Kickbacks to Donors Than They Expected

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:11 am July 13, 2009

Bureaucrats have strict rules — 30% of ambassadors are expected to be political appointees, while 70% are career diplomats. The White House was apparently unaware of this tradition, naming donors beyond their limits. Now, “some donors to President Obama’s election campaign… are likely to find their hopes of being rewarded with an embassy dashed.”

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