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McCain Rips Obama For 'Clueless' And 'Ignorant' Nominees

From the man who thought Sarah Palin was qualified to be our vice president.

Senator McCrashy took to the airways this Thursday evening to complain about some of President Obama's recent nominees for ambassadorships. While I agree with him that the practice of giving those jobs to unqualified wealthy campaign donors is not a good one, I find it rather ironic that the man who was ready to inflict Snow Snooki on the rest of us has the nerve to complain about it.

John McCain Rips 'Clueless' Obama Nominees:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tore into President Barack Obama's picks for ambassadorships on Thursday, calling the president's nominees "clueless" and "ignorant" in a Fox News interview.

McCain, telling Fox's Greta Van Susteren he plans to oppose Obama's nominees in the Senate, singled out the president's picks for U.S. ambassadors to Norway and Argentina.

“These are very important countries and we’re sending people that one, have never been there, but second of all, are clueless," McCain said.

George Tsunis, a top Obama campaign fundraising bundler and the president's pick for Norway, referred to the Norwegian "president" during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in January. Norway is a constitutional monarchy.

Noah Bryson Mamet, the president's pick for Argentina, is "incredibly unqualified," McCain said. Mamet, also an Obama bundler, has never visited Argentina.

“It’s kind of entertaining and amusing how ignorant these people are, never having seen the country," McCain said. "But it’s also really disturbing because it’s a disservice to our country to send that kind of unqualified candidate to represent us and our interest there in these countries.”

McCain did cut Obama some slack, admitting "every president's done this, I understand that, it's part of the game." But he said he expected more of a president who campaigned on "hope and change."

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