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Michelle Obama Reportedly Behind Ambassador Push For ‘Vogue’ Editor Anna Wintour
Daily Caller ^ | 10:55 PM 12/09/2012

Posted on 12/10/2012 3:39:05 PM PST by drewh

"It's Like Caligula Making His Horse a Senator"

First lady Michelle Obama is reportedly behind the push to award top Obama campaign fundraiser and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with a European ambassadorship — specifically to France — sources have revealed to The Daily Mail.

A State Department “insider” told the British paper that Wintour is “under consideration” for a diplomatic post.

“Anna Wintour’s friends have expressed an interest in making sure that she is nominated to become an ambassador to a major Western European nation,” the insider said, according to The Daily Mail. “I have had this confirmed from a friend in the political office at the White House. I am also told there is only a slight chance Wintour will end up in London

Paris is her number one choice. I gather Ms Wintour finds the Paris house and grounds particularly spectacular,” the insider added

The Daily Mail notes that Wintour’s infamous reputation as an ice queen with an insatiable need for perfection could present problems in the world of diplomacy.

“She presides over the fashion business with the imperial hauteur of a Prussian general and expects instant, unquestioning obedience,” The Daily Mail quoted Toby Young, a British journalist and author of “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.”

“It’s hard to imagine a personality less suited to the world of international diplomacy. She left school at 16 and has been working in fashion ever since. Obama’s chauffeur probably knows more about international relations than her. It’s like Caligula making his horse a senator.”

The British paper credits Wintour with the first lady’s transformation early in her husband’s first term from “awkward” lawyer to fashion icon. Vogue’s March 2009 issue was called the “Michelle Obama Edition.” The issue placed the first lady on the cover and offered an eight-page interview with her, complete with photos by Annie Leibovitz.

Wintour also reportedly influences Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe.

“Anna makes Mrs. Obama feel glamorous,” an administration source told The Mail.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 12/10/2012 3:39:11 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Since Her Royal Hind-Ass will be our next pressydent, I guess she should pick whomever she wants.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 3:40:42 PM PST by laweeks
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To: drewh

I’d like to know what Manchelle looked like before his/her sex change operation. Someone has a photo somewhere.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 3:47:14 PM PST by gotribe
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To: drewh

Ambassadorships have always been political payoffs.

No big deal here.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 3:50:04 PM PST by Venturer
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To: drewh

Just like Clintoon, Obama appoints people who have no skill or education to do the job. A cabinet and czars that ‘look like’ America. A little intelligence and experience would go a long way. Wintour is credited with making Moochelle a ‘fashion icon’??? I will never forget when Moochelle misbuttoned her cardigan on a visit in London. Wrong buttons in the holes made it skewed. The designer actually covered for her by saying ‘that is the way it is supposed to be worn’. If only the two grifters in the WH were EVER held accountable for their words and deeds.........


5 posted on 12/10/2012 3:51:31 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: drewh

I actually hope Anna “Nuclear” Wintour IS nominated. Not confirmed, but nominated. Someone like her — accustomed to absolute, fawning, worshipful obedience for decades — will not be able to get through a routine hearing without an obvious spasm of un-”diplomat”-ic temper.

Plus, of course, she likely knows next to nothing about Foggy Bottom or other matters that career diplomats would know. Just that “the grounds” are lovely and that ambassadors get their asses kissed.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 3:57:24 PM PST by pogo101
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To: drewh

I’d laugh but there are four more years of this crap to get through.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 3:58:25 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: drewh

Wintour reminds me of the goofy elitist woman in the Hunger Games—did she even have a name?


8 posted on 12/10/2012 4:04:24 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

The role of the bitchy editor played by Merle Streep was modeled on Wintour, I believe.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 4:09:25 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: laweeks

10 posted on 12/10/2012 4:39:35 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
“Boob belts and ambassadorships for my friends!”
11 posted on 12/10/2012 4:43:15 PM PST by twister881
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To: drewh

moochelle and behind in the same sentence. ugh.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 4:44:08 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: drewh

“It’s Like Caligula Making His Horse a Senator”

Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!

After all, Wintour did make an icon of Moochie’s fat butt.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 4:50:23 PM PST by miserare
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To: drewh
It's France! How `bout this guy?
14 posted on 12/10/2012 4:57:36 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: gotribe

15 posted on 12/10/2012 5:02:53 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: drewh

She puts the “ass” in “ambassador”.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 5:12:50 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: drewh

Payback for the Fashionista’s telling us that suddenly big asses and manly arms are chic....


17 posted on 12/10/2012 5:13:04 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: drewh
Vogue’s March 2009 issue was called the “Michelle Obama Edition.” The issue placed the first lady on the cover and offered an eight-page interview with her, complete with photos by Annie Leibovitz.

Hence, her nomination.

18 posted on 12/10/2012 5:13:49 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: drewh
Wintour also reportedly influences Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe.

NOW WE KNOW WHO TO BLAME

19 posted on 12/10/2012 5:21:16 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Lizavetta
How do repulsive, useless people like Anna Wintour even get considered for an ambassadorship?

Born into wealth, never did an honest day's work in their lives, lived in a bubble of fawning fellow wealthy people who share the same progressive opinions, and are never, I mean NEVER challenged by the little people they step over.

Or step on. Like they stepped in dog shit.

Without knowing her politics, I already knew her politics.

20 posted on 12/10/2012 5:22:26 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: drewh
Anna Wintour?

And not Andre Leon Talley?

What's up with that?

It's really a missed opportunity to go with Wintour.

Is she even American?

Come to think of it, why not Joan Didion?

She's got the hairstyle. She's got the glasses. She's got the edgy point of view. And she could really use some cheering up now.

21 posted on 12/10/2012 5:28:33 PM PST by x
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To: drewh
The FaSicst IKON
22 posted on 12/10/2012 5:36:10 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: drewh
IKON
23 posted on 12/10/2012 5:37:46 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: drewh; maggief
Wintour also reportedly influences Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe. “Anna makes Mrs. Obama feel glamorous,” an administration source told The Mail.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 5:38:41 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Gasshog

Does this woman ever smile? Her life must be hell.


25 posted on 12/10/2012 5:40:32 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh
Comrades, This is an IKON of Fascistism!!
26 posted on 12/10/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: drewh
The ChIc is literally oozing, isnt it?
27 posted on 12/10/2012 5:51:56 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: drewh

Are you telling me I dont know an opportunity to have a free ride in Gay Paree, uh I mean a Fasion Ikon when I see one!

28 posted on 12/10/2012 6:18:00 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: drewh

Would laugh my a$$ off if the British would fail to receive or acknowledge her. After all the slights from the Food Stamp President and the dyke-like Moo I think they would be more than justified to reject her.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 6:19:41 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Gasshog

gads....the woman is so naturally unattractive. Somehow, on occasion she manages to look a whole lot better, but oy vey....the natural moocher is just awful.

Why couldn’t Obama have at least picked someone attractive??? (because he’s gay?)


30 posted on 12/10/2012 6:27:42 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: drewh
Damn it Barack, I SAID Pass THE Salt!


31 posted on 12/10/2012 6:28:52 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: Aria

Lipstick, Pig, Mooshell.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 6:33:30 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: Gasshog

I love the picture of Michelle and Barack at the Khalidi dinner. Her wire rim glasses and pumpkin orange silk jacket with a black blouse! Wow what style. Pre lip job and a hell of a lot of work done on her face. I can never find this picture on line when I go to look for it.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 6:40:52 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

I cant find a lot of these pics on Google, period. No doubt they are trying to suppress images that dont live up to the “fashion ikon” spin created about the Foist Lady.


34 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:56 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: classified
Obamas go tent shopping and Mooch decides to wear it home


35 posted on 12/10/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: Gasshog
Where did you find the one of Michelle and Barack at the table? I thought that picture had been scrubbed from all the sites. It is the controversial picture of the Khalidi farewell 2003 dinner party in Chicago.

I would love to know the source so I can pull it up when I need too!

36 posted on 12/10/2012 8:12:04 PM PST by classified
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To: GRRRRR

LOL. The resemblance is great!


37 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:10 PM PST by gotribe
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To: x

oh heck, how about Grace Coddington! :)


38 posted on 12/11/2012 1:06:46 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
oh heck, how about Grace Coddington!

Either way, it fits the country's current obsession with vampires, zombies, and the undead.

Or France's obsession with Marie Antoinette:

I thought the whole idea of making a fashion icon our Ambassador to France started with Pamela Harriman, but Ben Franklin was a pretty trendy guy as well.

39 posted on 12/11/2012 2:42:06 PM PST by x
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To: classified

Here.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4061/4669266715_5e558f2fc9_z.jpg

might want to save to your Hd, not sure how long it will stay up..


40 posted on 12/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Gasshog

Thanks!


41 posted on 12/15/2012 8:14:48 PM PST by classified
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