Al Kamen reports that President Obama may name Democrtaic fundraiser and bundler Louis Susman as U.S. ambassador to Britain. Kamen missed the bigger story here that Oprah is apparently out of the running; back in October a Telegraph article called her a “sensible choice,” quoting diplomatic sources. But back to Mr. Susman:
Susman was an early backer of Obama’s — getting on board even before Obama declared his candidacy in early 2007 — and was one of the campaign’s biggest bundlers. He passed up the chance to help other Democrats, including his good friend Tom Vilsack, because he believed so strongly in Obama. He hosted a fundraiser last summer at his Nantucket beach home featuring Kerry and former vice president Al Gore.