Via Ben Smith, a report from the federal government on how Seattle's Cynthia Stroum, a major Obama donor, fared in her post-election appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. Among the (somewhat redacted) findings:


Just how bad did things get? The report says state department employees were requesting transfers to Iraq or Afghanistan to get away from the "acute stress" of a Luxembourg assignment. Stroum left her job there last month to "spend more time with her family in Seattle."