President Barack Obama is looking to the islands for his next nominee. He's nominating childhood friend Pamela Hamamoto to represent the U.S. at the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva. If confirmed, Hamamoto, who was Obama's classmate during his Hawaii school days, will have the rank of ambassador. Hamamoto introduced the president at a fundraiser last year and raised more than a half-million-dollars for his campaign. Hamamoto was previously an executive at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Obama is also nominating Dwight Bush Sr. to be ambassador in Morocco. Bush is president of a financial consulting firm in Washington and also raised more than $500,000 for Obama's campaign.
Posted Friday, August 2nd 2013 @ 3pm