How cool is this and totally deserved and couldn't happen to a nicer mensch:
Now we’re hearing that Miami trial lawyer Kirk Wagar, who raised more than $1 million for Obama’s reelection effort, is the leading candidate to be ambassador to Singapore.Come on, everything the guy does is useful -- Mr. President, let's make this happen!
The Canadian-born Wagar, a citizen since 2004, is an Obama pal who became one of his earliest supporters and headed his fundraising effort in Florida in 2008. How close a pal? Close enough to be invited to the first Obama White House state dinner in 2009 for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Wagar — an irrepressible, in-your-face, former rugby player — has also been on the advisory board of the Ex-Im Bank, a post that might be useful if he’s working on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement matters.