As an adult,
But not all fundraisers are as able as Black, who died Monday. Consider George James Tsunis, who has been nominated by President
It was hard not to cringe watching Tsunis answer questions last month during his
Bell did no better; her response to a question about U.S. strategic interests in Hungary dissolved into an untrackable collection of words that seemed to confuse strategic interests with priorities. You know, law enforcement and human rights and stuff.
It does no good to pillory Bell for her inability to think on her feet, nor Tsunis for his ignorance — though his failure to absorb rudimentary details about his posting country should make the
This page has chastised Obama on the issue before, most recently over his decision to send former presidential daughter Caroline Kennedy to Japan. Rewarding political backers with ambassadorial seats is hardly new, but Obama has been noteworthy in two key ways: He has made such appointments at a higher rate than the last few administrations, and he has done so after saying, shortly before assuming office, that his "general inclination is to have civil service, wherever possible, serve in these posts."