Mark this day on your calendars, folks. For today, Chris Hayes has some harsh words for the Obama administration:

From Talking Points Memo:

A bundler for President Barack Obama who is nominated as the next U.S. ambassador to Argentina said Thursday that he’s never actually been to that country.

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for political consultant Noah Mamet, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked “Mr. Mamet, have you been to Argentina?”

“Senator, I haven’t had the opportunity yet to be there,” Mamet replied. “I’ve traveled pretty extensively around the world, but I haven’t yet had a chance.”

Sounds like Mamet, echoing Max Baucus, might be “no real expert” on Argentina. Yeah, he’s totally qualified for the job.


Yep. Obama has a knack for wanting to reward his bundlers with plum positions, regardless of their qualifications.

That’s fair, but how about some perspective?

We’ll take Hayes more seriously when he’s willing to turn in his lapdog collar.



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