Car dealing Bush fundraiser is new London ambassador
George Bush yesterday nominated Robert Tuttle, a Beverly Hills car dealer, presidential friend and fundraiser, as the next American ambassador to Britain.
The announcement had been rumoured for months but was delayed by wrangling between the White House and the Senate over the nomination of John Bolton, a prominent unilateralist and hawk, as ambassador to the UN.
Mr Tuttle's appointment is also subject to confirmation by the Senate, but it is unlikely to provoke the same degree of opposition, because he is not known as an ideologue.
He served as director for presidential personnel in Ronald Reagan's White House. He was given the rank of "Pioneer" in President George Bush's re-election campaign last year, signifying that he had raised
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