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Anna Wintour 'leading contender to be America's UK ambassador'
Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2012 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 12/04/2012 4:15:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

On the face of it, Ms Wintour, 63, may not appear a natural candidate for international diplomacy.

Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour” and inspired the waspish character played by Meryl Streep in the film The Devil Wears Prada.

But according to Bloomberg News, Mr Obama has placed her on his short list to safeguard transatlantic relations at the Court of St James.

It would be hard to find a better connected ambassador in the fields of fashion and entertainment than Ms Wintour, who was awarded an OBE for services to British journalism and fashion in 2008, 20 years after she become editor-in-chief of the world’s leading fashion magazine.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: annawintour; bhouk; devilwearsprada; usembassy; wintour

1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:15:12 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
FOB are always appropriate. And if they are not, toooooo bad. He WON. He will do anything he wants. Ms Wintour too frosty for an Ambassadorship? IIRC, Obama detests the British even though his brother says that Kanya was better when the British were in control.
2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:26:16 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well there is one more political favor returned!!


3 posted on 12/04/2012 4:53:07 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Can’t wait to see which Ambassadorships Beyonce and Jay Z get.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 4:56:02 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh no, not the pageboy ‘do from h**l who calls overweight people `little houses’!

At least she’s not Joe Kennedy.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 5:14:40 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hey Anna, the ‘50’s called, they want their haircut back.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 5:35:33 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I remember when Ambassadors actually had to have people skills.......boy, I'm old.
7 posted on 12/04/2012 5:41:30 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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8 posted on 12/04/2012 5:41:35 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s an ambassadorship go for these days???


9 posted on 12/04/2012 5:45:54 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: dead

10 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Ms. Wintour, who was awarded an OBE...”

OBE = Out-of-Body Experience? I feel like I’ve been having one since January 20, 2009.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 6:18:12 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: liberalh8ter
I remember when Ambassadors actually had to have people skills.......boy, I'm old.

You were around before Wm Jenning Bryan offered the Ambassadorship to Russia to "deserving Democrat" Henry M Pindell, editor of the Peoria Journal? You are old.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 6:22:29 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mayhap she is a graduate of the Ambassador Training Institute.

13 posted on 12/04/2012 6:51:01 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I remember when Jimmy Carter appointed former South Dakota governor Richard Kniep ambassador to Singapore. Kniep, while a popular governor, was a former milk cooler salesman who had never been out of the United States in his life.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 6:59:18 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, if MI5 or MI6 ever need a liaison with the US over military cooperation or counterterrorism, it’s good to know that from our side we can discuss ladies’ fashion.

Another Obama triumph.

Not content merely to make us look bad, Obama wants to make us look like utter idiots.

And he’s doing marvelously well, thank you very much.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 7:02:19 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Isn’t there the small problem of her dual-nationality? I know she took American citizenship, but has she formally renounced her British citizenship too? It could be a bit of a conflict of interest to represent your new nation with the nation of your birth, even if they are an ally...


16 posted on 12/04/2012 7:09:26 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Oztrich Boy
LOL...not that old but I'd say pre-Clinton, there were requirements other than high profile support of a Presidential candidate.
17 posted on 12/04/2012 7:18:42 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“...Ms Wintour, who was awarded an OBE for services to British journalism and fashion in 2008,...”

Isn’t there a line in the US Constitution saying our public officials are not supposed to accept foreign knighthoods or orders? Is this one more liberal instance of trashing the Constitution?


18 posted on 12/04/2012 7:58:40 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anna Wintour is literally the personified, spitting image of Obama’s inner white bitch.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 9:13:45 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

i dont thik dual citizensip is legally possible. the oath naturalized citizens take to be an american citizen clearly states they renounce all other citizenships.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 9:16:16 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Send her to Benghazi.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 9:17:16 AM PST by polkajello
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anna Wintour is literally the personified, spitting image of Obama’s inner white bitch.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 11:29:12 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Unless she officially renounced her British citizenship, she will still be considered a British Citizen in Britain with dual nationality. I think this applies with most countries. Simply accepting the citizenship of another country is not enough to renounce your original citizenship, regardless of what the legal position in the new country might be.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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