Fox News: Obama far outpaces predecessors in appointing donors to foreign posts Clinton and Bush made 28% and 30%, respectively, of their diplomatic nominations political rewards. So far, Obama is at 37%, and these people are idiots. I loved this exchange between Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and ambassador to Norway nominee George Tsunis, a hotel chain owner who gave undisclosed fortunes the the Great Pretender. Colleen Bell, nominee to China, admitted "I'm no real expert on China." McCain asked her what she would do differently than her predecessor, who has had rocky relations with the Chinese government. She obviously wasn't aware that was the case, or how those relations soured, and couldn't answer the question, though she tried five times, without actually saying anything. Argentine nominee Noah Bryson Mamet admitted he has "extensively traveled the world" but somehow never got around to going to Argentina. Jokes, every solitary one of them. And this idiot Senate will confirm them, because the Marxists are in the majority.