Bush's appointments to swanky postings tend to be rewards for support, usually of the seedier campaign contribution type. Ol' man Tuttle, the current American ambassador to Britain, was a big contributor in the Republican Regents Club set up by notorious torturer of children, Mel Sembler. Big time GOP fundraiser Mel Sembler was also awarded by Bush with an ambassadorship to Italy as a tax-subsidized kick-back for Mel's record-breaking huckstering on behalf of the GOP.
"This new ambassador is a car salesman and an ally of President Bush. This is clearly a political decision,'' Livingstone said. "It would actually be quite nice if the American ambassador in Britain could pay the charge that everybody else is paying and not actually try and skive out of it like some chiseling little crook.''WaPo
For more on seamy Mel Sembler and his North Korean style torture-for-profit of American children, check out our running story here