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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.

Comments:
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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of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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