The editorial headline Aug. 4 stated, "Stop packing embassies with president's top donors." Twenty-three of the 41 ambassadors appointed since the first of the year are political appointees.
The editorial mentions Matthew Barzun, Obama's chief fundraiser for the re-election campaign, and our new ambassador to Great Britain. Barzun has an additional qualification for this post not mentioned in the editorial. He served as U.S. ambassador to Sweden from 2009 to 2011.
LYNN CROOK, Richland