Chas Freeman has withdrawn from his nomination as the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council when it came to light that he had significant ties to the Saudi and Chinese oil industries.
In related news we've acquired a document outlining the complex process by which the Obama admin. selects and vets candidates for presidential appointment.
Step 1. They divide up a 10 acre plot into one foot square parcels.
Step 2. Take a complete list of all current members of the Democratic party plus 50 wild card spots. Place one picture of one person on the list in each of the one foot squares.
Step 3. A herd of donkeys is released into the field and allowed to graze for the day
Step 4. Whoever the donkeys shit on, 'congratulations Mr./Ms. Political Appointee welcome to the team.'