Muck tracker - Obama fundraiser picked for ambassador

By Muckety

June 29, 2011 at 6:33pm

Another Obama bundler has landed an ambassador post.

The White House has announced the nomination of Robert A. Mandell to be U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg.

Mandell, chairman of Meritage Homes of Florida, helped raise funds for the president’s 2008 campaign.

So did the last appointee to the job, Seattle investor Cynthia Stroum, who left under intense criticism. A State Department report released after she quit cited an “abusive management style” and high expenditures for travel and liquor.

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