Described as “aggressive, bullying, hostile, and intimidating,” President Obama’s ambassador to Luxembourg left the U.S. embassy there “in a state of dysfunction” and unable to carry out its duties after her recent exit, according to report released this week by the State Department Inspector General.
Cynthia Stroum, one of President Obama’s top 25 fundraisers — a bundler who raised more than $500,000 for the his campaign — was chosen for ambassador in 2009. Since then, auditors say her autocratic, bossy and demanding style led to complete failure of the embassy in Luxembourg’s ability to function as an arm of the U.S. government in one of the world’s smallest and wealthiest nations.
You have got to read the details on this one. Unreal. Apparently, she believed the ambassadorship gave her divine rights to rule over her wholly-owned peons at the embassy.
Here’s a clue, Cynthia. It was an appointment, not an anointment. (BTW, the White House did force her to resign. They should have fired her publicly. It would have gone a long way toward improving morale at the embassy. Although I’ll bet there was some serious partying when her flight out went wheel’s up.)