As the Free Beacon noted, Hillary Clinton didn’t have too much power, or didn’t care, about ambassador appointments:
Hillary Clinton was ordered by the White House to give somebody an ambassadorial appointment in Africa, according to a message sent on her private email in 2010.
“He’s coming in to see me today about a potential ambassadorial appointment in Africa,” Clinton wrote to top aide Cheryl Mills. “The WH (and [Richard] Holbrooke) have told him that we will take care of him. What are our options for embassies next year?”
The identity of the man that was to be taken care of by the State Department is redacted from the emails, but apparently it was slim pickings when it came to ambassadorships in Africa.