More Obama bundlers named to ambassador jobs

By Laurie Bennett

July 10, 2009 at 9:24am

President Obama yesterday named former DNC finance chairman Philip D. Murphy to be U.S. ambassador to Germany, the latest in a growing list of political nominations to diplomatic positions.

Murphy is a retired senior director of Goldman Sachs, where he once headed the company’s Frankfurt office.

Ambassador posts are generally allotted to professional State Department employees, who go to world hotspots, and to party loyalists, who go to friendly nations with four-star restaurants and/or great beaches.

In the latter category, recent nominations include prominent posts for Obama campaign bundlers:

(Despite what you might think, Canada does clear the restaurant hurdle, if not the great beaches standard.)

Editor’s note: Muckety has previously criticized the Obama camp for its failure to disclose complete information about bundlers, despite its proclaimed commitment to transparency.

Under pressure from media outlets, the campaign last year released a list of top fundraisers and the amounts they had raised. Although you can still find plenty of critical posts about McCain and Clinton bundlers on the campaign site,, the page listing Obama bundlers has been deleted.

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  • #1.   Blake Erie 07.30.2009

    Back in Chicago, Obama would have rewarded these clowns with a ward level Streets and San Job or possibly an office gig with Parks and Recreation.
    Obama is an empty suit sock puppet Chicago Thugocrat who jumps on order. He would invade Quebec if Axlerod or fellow thugawump Emanuel thought it would help reverse the sagging polls. Can’t wait for Tony Rezko to start singing-if he isn’t already wacked

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