Appointing campaign bundlers or donors to plum ambassadorships is nothing new in politics, but President Obama has mastered the practice. According to the Center for Public Integrity:
"During his second term, Obama has now tapped 20 campaign bundlers for ambassadorships. Together, these moneymen and women raised at least $13.8 million — and likely much more — for Obama’s political committees since 2007, according to the Center for Public Integrity’s research.
CPI even put together this handy interactive graphic: