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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Obama bundler Sherman gets Portugal post


The lovely banks of the river Tagus at sunset in Lisbon. (Francisco Seco - AP)
President Obama went to a familiar pool to fill the latest ambassadorship, this one to lovely Portugal: his list of top campaign donors. Obama announced Thursday that attorney Robert Sherman, who bundled more than $2 million in donations in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, was his nominee for the diplomatic post.

Sherman helped found the Boston office of mega-law firm Greenberg Traurig,

Of course, we’ve seen this before. The president has made diplomats of many of his big money-men and -women — or at least he’s nominated them. The Senate’s got its work cut out with a slew of ambassador nominees to plow through.

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