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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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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

The Incredibly Stupid War on
the Common Core

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Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/21/2014 7:22:12 AM     Post Reply
An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades. Like Rocky in the early rounds, the new Common Core math and reading standards are being pummeled left and right. From the left: Education icon Diane Ravitch says the Common Core represents a “utilitarian view of education” that is too focused on testing, data, and accountability. From the right, “ObamaCore” is denounced as federal intrusion. Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke calls it “an effort to impose a uniform, standardized curriculum across the country.” From the further right, the always

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,

NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has
‘manhood problem’ in Middle East

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/20/2014 1:58:06 PM     Post Reply
New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that he believes President Obama’s foreign policy isn’t “tough enough” and that he has a “manhood problem” when it comes to dealing with leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Brooks expanded on Sen. Bob Corker’s earlier comments on “Fox News Sunday” that Mr. Obama is “creating an air of permissiveness” with regards to Russia. (Snip) “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued.


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