Ambassador Cruella DeVille (aka Cynthia Stroum) Embarrassing

A State of Dysfunction”  Cliff notes version.  Obama supporter raises $500K for Obama and lands cushy Ambassadorship to Luxemburg.  However, the woman is such an insufferable, incompetent witch the employees begged for transfers to Iraq/Afghanistan embassies.  Full Version – (Corruption Chronicles) — An Obama fundraiser awarded a cushy European ambassadorship after bundling more than half a million dollars for his presidential campaign ran her U.S. embassy like a hostile dictator, spent government funds on booze and bullied staff. 

Here comes the good part. State Department leadership (that includes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) knew all about it but took no action, presumably because the wealthy donor — a Seattle philanthropist named Cynthia Stroum — is untouchable. At least that’s what an internal State Department investigation seems to indicate.

Made public this week, a scathing report of the probe says that during her year-long tenure as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg Stroum brought the embassy “to a state of dysfunction” with her “confrontational management style” and an “absence of a sense of direction.” Things got so out of control that career staffers requested transfers to less than desirable locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Stroum was seen by most employees as “aggressive, bullying, hostile and intimidating,” according to investigators, who recommended that Uncle Sam deploy medical professionals to Luxembourg to treat high stress levels among embassy employees. Stroum also did unscrupulous things like spend $3,400 on alcohol, even though it’s against regulations.

In short, Obama’s cherished money lady left the otherwise quaint embassy in the tiny European country a disaster. She quit abruptly a few weeks ago because the inspector general’s report — prepared last fall — was becoming public. The State Department has made no official announcement and clearly prefers to pretend the scandal never happened.

Note to Pantsuit (aka Hillary), ain’t this your department?  Sorry leftys, I know… I know… she really couldn’t do much about it,…. glass houses, stones etc.  Still.  Sheeeesh…

ht WeaselZippers

  Read the report it really is quite, well, “scathing”…  

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7 Responses to Ambassador Cruella DeVille (aka Cynthia Stroum) Embarrassing

  1. Sharon says:

    It keeps coming so fast there is never time enough to appropriately respond, and that thought applies whether you’re talking about our amazing national leadership, those who have oversight responsibilities (that’s just a giggling reference to Congress there~~I know, I know….), and we citizens who stand here saying, “Something’s really really really wrong with the obaMADministration. Really. There’s something wrong.”

    Perp walks. I want perp walks.

    But at least we know now that zippy respects it when citizens of a country rise up and protest in the streets and threaten journalists and demand their president’s resignation and get “leaders” of other countries to agree with them. We know that now, so maybe we could protest.

    Oh. I forgot. We did.


  2. Frenchreader says:

    Funny comments on subject on

    Nice site, by the way …. i don’t know who manages it


  3. Frenchreader says:

    “Nice” site, I am joking, they sure make France ridiculous.


  4. YTZ4Me says:

    You notice how, once again, the LSM has decided this is a “non story” ?
    Color me cynical.


  5. GracieD says:

    This all goes back to a saying that I learned as a child. “One cannot ‘buy’ class, no matter how much money you throw around. If you are lacking in honor and humility, you will never have class.”


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