Our Man in London: On Louis Susman’s appointment as ambassador to the U.K.
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
By Carol Felsenthal
Published Feb. 1, 2010
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Susman with his wife, Marjorie, on the day of his ceremonial induction last October at Buckingham Palace