and Marc Lasry (Photo: Bloomberg)
In June, Barack Obama made it clear how much he appreciated
"I just want to thank them for their extraordinary
friendship," Obama said of the Avenue Capital founder and his
family during a $40,000-per-plate campaign fundraiser held June
4 at their Upper East Side Manhattan home. "They have been
great supporters and great friends for a really, really long
time. And so to open up their beautiful home to us and offer
such great hospitality, I can't be more grateful."
Now reelected, President Obama is likely to make that
gratitude tangible by nominating Lasry to be the American
ambassador to France.
According to recent reports by The Wall Street Journal,
Bloomberg, CNN and others, Lasry is the frontrunner for the
position. Of course, there's the possibility someone else is
nominated or he doesn't make it through the confirmation