Chicago magazine, February 2010
Our Man in London: On Louis Susman's appointment as ambassador to the U.K.
By Carol Felsenthal

The retired Chicago businessman Louis Susman recently became the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, an appointment widely regarded as the prize for his ferocious fundraising on behalf of the Obama campaign. Derided by the British press as the "vacuum cleaner," Susman is only the most prominent example of a continuing-and questionable-American tradition

Our Man In London - 2010


Key Obama campaign backers who were appointed ambassadors Winners' Row: A sample of bundlers for Obama who are now ambassadors posted abroad

Carol discussed the story with WBEZ's Richard Steele. You can hear their
conversation, broadcast on January 25, 2010 here:

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