Politics

White House Withdraws RJC Chairman's Nomination for Ambassadorship

The AP reports,

As one of the GOP’s most prominent national fundraisers, Sam Fox should have an easy road to an appealing diplomatic post.
But Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and other Democrats are raising concerns about Fox’s nomination to be ambassador to Belgium because of a $50,000 contribution Fox made in 2004 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
[…] “U.S. Ambassadors need to be both responsible and credible, and Mr. Fox’s support for an organization known to have spread falsehoods illustrates neither,” said [Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.], who is seeking the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
Fox, 77, of St. Louis, is national chairman of the Jewish Republican Coalition and has donated well over $1 million to Republican candidates and causes since the 1990s, according to Federal Election Commission records. He was deemed a “ranger” by President Bush’s campaign for helping to raise at least $200,000.

The nomination was hurriedly withdrawn earlier this afternoon.

One thought on “White House Withdraws RJC Chairman's Nomination for Ambassadorship

  1. Score! Now is the time for the NJDC to put ads in all the Jewish weeklies with a nice face shot of Fox and one of these captions:
    ‘You can cancel the French Lessons, Sam’
    ‘Stick to Belgian Waffles Fox and let an honest American be the ambassador’
    ‘Sam Fox: another victim of swiftboating’

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