Plenipotentiary, sure, but “extraordinary”?

In defense of unqualified fatcats.

Contra Mark, I’d be worried about a shortfall in big campaign donors. Without automobile distributors and heiresses giving $100K to the party in return for an ambassadorship, we’ll have to start sending career diplomats to Nassau and Luxembourg…and Brussels, rather than a posting where they have something to do.

On the other hand, I can imagine Geraldine Ferraro being rewarded for her efforts with Consul General, Winnipeg, where she’ll never be heard from again.