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08-26-2011, 10:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Politically connected ambassadors will soon represent the United States in Hungary and New Zealand.

President Barack Obama has nominated philanthropist and real estate developer Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis to be ambassador to Hungary, while he nominated lawyer David Huebner to serve as the nation's top diplomat in New Zealand and Samoa. The Center for Responsive Politics has found that both Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis and Huebner have been active donors to federal politicians over the past 20 years.

Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis and her husband, Markos Kounalakis, who is the president of Washington Monthly, have contributed $438,880 to federal candidates, committees and leadership PACs since 1989, CRP found. Of this sum, 95 percent went to Democratic candidates and committees. </div></div>

JESU, MARIS AND GIUSEPPE ... DOES IT NEVER END? (http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/10/barack-obama-nominates-politic.html)