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Clueless Obama Donor Shows Why Deep Pockets Don’t Make A Qualified Ambassador

Experienced foreign service professionals routinely watch as deep-pocketed political donors with little or no foreign service experience are appointed to serve as America’s ambassadors overseas.
Clueless Obama Donor Shows Why Deep Pockets Don’t Make A Qualified Ambassador
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Via Moyers & Company:

The State Department is filled with veteran foreign service officers with years of experience in international relations. Most of them are products of elite universities, where they studied subjects like conflict resolution or international trade theory. Many are multilingual, and all have deep expertise on the political scenes of various countries.

Yet they routinely watch as deep-pocketed political donors with little or no foreign service experience are appointed to serve as America’s ambassadors overseas. The practice is so common that a pair of international relations scholars at the Uni...

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