While I have no proof or inside knowledge, I believe it was Barack Obama, one of two Senators, who put on hold the nomination of Philip Reeker as Ambassador to Macedonia.
The other nominee is Senator Robert Menendez who, along with Obama, is a co-sponsor of S. Res. 300 (here) (here)
The nomination process of the Ambassador Designate to Skopje Philip Reeker was put on hold on Wednesday by two members of the Senate who decided to stay anonymous.Apparently Reeker refused to urinate on the ethnic Macedonian culture, history and language as prompted to do so by certain Senators!
He (Reeker) has also refused to offer his comments on some of the provocations of the leadership of Skopje, such as the renaming of their airport “Alexander the Great”.
"Do you think anyone will notice that we are screwing the Macedonians?"
Menendez: "If they do, they won't care".
Obama: "Good point".
Memo to "national greatness" enthusiasts:
American values are being subverted by politicians who are acting like $10.00 crack whores in search of political donations ... there's the rub!