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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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Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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