President Obama's high profile donors are jockeying for plum ambassadorships as repayment for ponying up millions for Obama's re-election.
It sppears Mr. Obama is deeply engaged in how Washington works, all claims to the contrary being essentially bogus.
Interviews with more than a dozen donors, Democratic officials and advisers involved in the discussions revealed some unspoken rules: Volunteer for more than one country. Be prepared to serve for only two years, so that a second round of envoys can be appointed before Mr. Obama leaves office. Don’t mention how much money you raised for the campaign (but don’t expect much if you didn’t raise at least a million dollars). Let it be known where you want to go, but don’t publicly campaign for the job.