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Obama Said to Consider Vogue
Editor Wintour for U.K. Embassy

Bloomberg, by Hans Nichols

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/4/2012 12:09:31 AM

President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to be either his next ambassador to the U.K. or France, as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies that never seem out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter. Wintour, 63, may have some competition for the London posting, with Matthew Barzun, the finance chairman o Obama’s presidential campaign, also interested in the job, officially known as ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, said the people, who requested anonymity.

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Both Wintour and Barzun raised more than a half a million for Obie´s campaign.

Is the acid-tongued arrogant harpy that popular in the UK? As I recall she is only half Brit.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Idaho Spud, 12/4/2012 12:49:28 AM     (No. 9047161)

Yes Sir! That´s what I want to be. An ambassador who may get their butt shot off at any moment for obongo´s pleasure!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/4/2012 12:52:45 AM     (No. 9047165)

What gives Cousin It any experience ?

Perhaps Barbara will be appointed as embassador to Palestine while paying back his campaign husslers.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: melanie, 12/4/2012 12:53:44 AM     (No. 9047166)

Being embarrassed by my government is a very unpleasant sensation that happens nearly every day now...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/4/2012 12:56:22 AM     (No. 9047168)

Ugh...the twit bought her way into it. Yuck, what a beast.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: annie xango, 12/4/2012 1:03:44 AM     (No. 9047171)

who didn´t see this coming..would like to see her beaten out of it, tho..she is such a snot..and she wears ugly clothes...there ..I feel better now...Heh...!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/4/2012 1:12:31 AM     (No. 9047175)

#2 the same question could be asked of Obama. Experience, skill, and intelligence are all irrelevant in Obama politics.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/4/2012 1:14:29 AM     (No. 9047177)

Another middle finger to our British allies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/4/2012 2:23:13 AM     (No. 9047210)

Yet more surrealism as we slide deeper into the Twilight Zone. I feel more and more as though I have slipped into some alternate reality, and wishing I could get back to some semblance of sanity and reality. I, keep saying nothing The Won does will surprise me anymore, yet, he keeps finding a way.

Wintour? Really? Really?!



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Reply 9 - Posted by: veritas, 12/4/2012 2:56:37 AM     (No. 9047229)

How about that? Apparently nothing weighty is coming where we might need a solid alliance with France or Britain.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/4/2012 3:01:39 AM     (No. 9047232)

See what a multi million $$ fundraiser buys you? I hate that arrogant woman... The job requires a person to communicate with the unwashed public... no way can she will do that.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/4/2012 3:13:37 AM     (No. 9047239)

Oh, by all means, consider a magazine editor bundler for an embassy post in lieu of someone who actually knows anything about diplomcy. No wonder the Stateless Department is such a cesspool of incompetents.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/4/2012 4:09:03 AM     (No. 9047260)

Send her back. Let Brits have her.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/4/2012 4:31:30 AM     (No. 9047271)

Despite her journalistic family background and some British aristocratic blood, my feeling is the British will not be pleased. She is said to be the magazine editor on whom "The Devil Wears Prada" is based--and her nickname has long been "Nuclear Wintour" for her emotionless demeanor and her attitude to staff--and anyone else who displeases her.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: provide, 12/4/2012 6:43:09 AM     (No. 9047327)

I guess if Whoopie has raised more money, she´d be an ambassador too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/4/2012 8:40:30 AM     (No. 9047522)

Is that a wig she wears? If yes, can´t she afford a new one? She´s been wearing the same ol´ thing forever. She doesn´t look like anything I´d want in my house. The Queen herself looked more pleasant when Barack Obama committed the ultimate gaffe and toasted the Queen during the middle of the "God Save the Queen!"

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/4/2012 8:44:55 AM     (No. 9047530)

I remember her stupid commercial for her fund raiser ! "Don´t be late"..GAG

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/4/2012 8:57:35 AM     (No. 9047562)

Known for sleeping her way up the ladder of success. The numbers stagger. Surely not Obie, too.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mrs.Darcy, 12/4/2012 9:14:49 AM     (No. 9047604)

When I think of Anna Wintour the word diplomat does not come to mind.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/4/2012 9:22:15 AM     (No. 9047619)

Talk about arrogant foreign policy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 12/4/2012 9:33:21 AM     (No. 9047642)

Are there any Marines stationed at our British Embassy? Just asking.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cat2, 12/4/2012 9:59:27 AM     (No. 9047714)

“Nuclear Wintour” is a perfect nickname for Wintour. She does remind one of Victoria Beckham, as in both would rather die than crack a smile.

I like Wintour’s hair style. It’s classic, it isn’t bedroom hair (it’s time for the Duchess of Cambridge to trim the mane), it suits her and it cleverly hides her profile. Her support of Obama, however, is disgusting, considering that her fame and fortune derive entirely from the rich people that he despises.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 10:03:44 AM     (No. 9047728)

Um, that hairdo cleverly hides cosmetic surgery scars. Wintour could give Pelosi a run for her money in a "who has the most ironed face?" contest.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wwsweet, 12/4/2012 10:21:35 AM     (No. 9047771)

The Devil Wears Prada to the Court of St. James???!! How appropriate for the Court of St. Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 12/4/2012 10:25:33 AM     (No. 9047775)

"Are there any Marines stationed at our British Embassy? Just asking. "

Yes, until the muzzies finish taking over Britain.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 12/4/2012 10:26:19 AM     (No. 9047776)

She isn´t known for her diplomacy. That said, it it gets her out of the country, I´m all for it. (Is she a US citizen, by the way?)

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/4/2012 10:30:21 AM     (No. 9047786)

Why not Wintour for Ambassador of Libya?
Surely Obama knows about the open position there...

/contempt off/

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Really?, 12/4/2012 10:35:38 AM     (No. 9047805)

That was my thought too....who gets Libya ?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: reilly, 12/4/2012 10:43:45 AM     (No. 9047820)


Madonna or Lady Gaga for Secretary of State. Too bad Michael Jackson died.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/4/2012 10:51:23 AM     (No. 9047834)

Some get it just right. From maryfrommarin over at theconservativetreehouse.com:

Now I know what happened to the albino crocodile that used to live at the Academy of Sciences in SF’s Golden Gate Park .

In response to this photo:

http://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/anna-wintour-vogue-and-shelby-bryan.jpg?w=640

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Reply 30 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/4/2012 10:55:40 AM     (No. 9047844)

Her purported pedigree. No wonder the arriviste Obamas are in a swoon over her:

Wintour was born in London in 1949 to Charles Wintour (1917–1999), editor of the Evening Standard, and Eleanor "Nonie" Trego Baker, daughter of a Harvard law professor. The couple married in 1940 and divorced in 1979. Wintour was named after her maternal grandmother, Anna Baker (born Gilkynson), a merchant´s daughter from Pennsylvania.[2]
Audrey Slaughter, a magazine editor who founded publications such as Honey and Petticoat, is her stepmother.[3][4] The late-18th-century novelist Lady Elizabeth Foster, Duchess of Devonshire, was Wintour´s great-great-great-grandmother, and Sir Augustus Vere Foster, the last Baronet of that name, was a granduncle.[5]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Wintour

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Reply 31 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 11:02:28 AM     (No. 9047857)

As long as we´re dishing on Wintour, might as well throw this one out. The story of how Obie got her in 2008 after she got miffed at Hillary. After this incident she headed straight for Beverly Hills, where she staged a big celebrity fundraiser for Obie, and never looked back:

Anyway Anna Wintour decided to relax her rigorous 118-pound weight limit to allow Hillary Clinton to pose for the cover, and all was set when Hillary backed out at the last minute and stood up writer Julia Reed. (Insert foreign expression denoting "As if!") So in her February issue Anna decided to snipe back, offering Hillary some attractive fashions to consider anyway, and this little musing on Hillary´s lack of courage.

"Imagine my amazement, then, when I learned that Hillary Clinton, our only female presidential hopeful, had decided to steer clear of our pages at this point in her campaign for fear of looking too feminine.

And then she really gets going!

The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying. How has our country come to this?...This is America, not Saudi Arabia."

http://jezebel.com/346503/vogues-anna-wintour-calls-hillary-clinton-a-mannish-coward

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ebuilder, 12/4/2012 11:13:55 AM     (No. 9047873)

Bill Maher for Libya.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: urtena, 12/4/2012 11:26:36 AM     (No. 9047894)

The Brit´s love Obamie...remember the Olympics...? The tribute to health care...? The way they ridiculed Romney when he voiced a sincere concern...?
Even after being snubbed by the Moochers...the Churchill bust as well as their behavior with the Queen...the Brit´s still treat him like royalty...so let them have whatever crumbs he sends their way...! Maybe some of them will wake up...! Don´t count on it though.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chance_232, 12/4/2012 12:12:29 PM     (No. 9048034)

Outrage DuJour.

Or is this the second or third outrage today? I lost track 30 days after Obama occupied the White House.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Grady, 12/4/2012 12:38:37 PM     (No. 9048096)

Doesn´t Benghazi need a new Ambassador.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/4/2012 1:00:57 PM     (No. 9048123)

I think he should send Susan Rice to Libya.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/4/2012 1:20:51 PM     (No. 9048154)

I´m beginning to get a feeling that Obama really doesn´t like the Brits.

/s

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 12/4/2012 1:32:44 PM     (No. 9048175)

I´ve never understood how those who are supposed to lead the "fashion world" can be so un-style-ish themselves (see "Wintour" as prime example). Yikes.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/4/2012 4:44:26 PM     (No. 9048519)

That hairdo (and her unfortunate features) make her look like a possum peeking out from under the porch.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/4/2012 5:24:33 PM     (No. 9048594)

#35, I was just in England for 2 weeks and met a lot of Brits who loathe zippy and are extremely offended by his returning the Churchill bust. I told them that half of America is just as offended as they are and we have to live with the idiot.

BTW, Is Wintour even an American citizen?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/4/2012 6:12:27 PM     (No. 9048661)

Zero is sending them, er, ah, a bust.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: veritas, 12/4/2012 6:59:22 PM     (No. 9048718)

#43: I´m reminded of the breath mint commercial: Two busts, two busts, two busts in one!

No, not referring to the Churchill bust. However, that´s actually a rather fuzzy story. There evidently are/were three copies of the Churchill bust. Which one went where, etc., wasn´t really clear in the material I read. In the end, there were many things far more important than running down and memorizing the details of that story.

However, we should remember that we fought several wars against Great Britain. Remember Tony Blair "apologizing" for burning down the White House? I wouldn´t bet against Stinky fomenting another round with them.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/4/2012 7:39:54 PM     (No. 9048760)

Good post by earlybird. I´d like to be a fly on the wall in the average Brit household tonight to hear some serious British discourse over the matter. They must think we (the Obie administration, that is) are total idiots over here.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 12/4/2012 9:21:37 PM     (No. 9048880)

I am not impressed by anyone who treats a fellow human being as an underling. The command not to look at someone is the acme of arrogance. I think Ms. Wintour is a snot.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 12/5/2012 5:24:10 PM     (No. 9050476)

The Devil Wears . . . an Ambassadorship? That wasn´t a question.

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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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