Ambassadorships for sale!

Obama’s Embassies for Sale – Page 1 – The Daily Beast

“Since at least as far back as the Eisenhower administration, the percentage of ambassadors who were political appointees has remained at roughly 30 percent. The remaining 70 percent are almost always career foreign-service officers who worked their way up through the ranks of the State Department.”

“In his first six months, Obama forwarded to the Senate 58 nominations for ambassadors. Of those 32, or 55 percent of the total, were political appointees. In the same time period, his five predecessors made more nominations—an average of 67—but the number of those who were political was lower at 47 percent.”

Well, this is HIGHLY encouraging for my prospects of a career in the Foreign Service…


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