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Jobs for the boys

November 11, 2016

On July 31, 2013, President Obama formally nominated Mr. Mamet to the post of U.S. ambassador to Argentina, despite the fact that Mr. Mamet has never been to Argentina, and speaks only “conversational” Spanish. In case you wonder how such nominations come about, you might want to take into account that Mr. Mamet raised $3,200,000 for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. US political parties practice a ’jobs for the boys’ system of government. It should be interesting to see who will replace Mr. Mamet at the US Ambassador residence in Buenos Aires, and on the basis of what qualifications…

 

by klp. Find out more about klp here.