Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Reportedly Behind Ambassador Push For ‘Vogue’ Editor Anna Wintour
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 Wintours 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 Wintours 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.
Its 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. Obamas chauffeur probably knows more about international relations than her. Its like Caligula making his horse a senator.
The British paper credits Wintour with the first ladys transformation early in her husbands first term from awkward lawyer to fashion icon. Vogues 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. Obamas wardrobe.
Anna makes Mrs. Obama feel glamorous, an administration source told The Mail.
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