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The Devil Does London (or Paris)

BREAKING: We can now confirm that all new State Department personnel decisions are being made on the basis of an eight-year-old copy of Entertainment Weekly. Last week it was Andrew W.K.; Now this, from Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Question: what do you do with a woman so notoriously insufferable, abusive, and vain that both a best-selling book and a hit movie have been derived from her utter priggishness? Answer: Obviously you give her a senior diplomatic post in an allied nation.

  1. MLH

    She’ll probably throw great parties!

    On our dimes.

    And we won’t be invited. 

  2. Becky53

    The French deserve her.

  3. drlorentz
    Becky53: The French deserve her. · 0 minutes ago

    My thoughts exactly. She’ll fit right in.

  4. AUMom

    Surely this came from The Onion. 

  5. Jeff Karr

    Whichever embassy she goes to, I’m sure it will be well-secured. Maybe if Chris Stevens had bundled some contributions in ’08…..

  6. Pseudodionysius

    She is the perfect choice: she will argue not that terrorism is morally wrong, but rather that its going out of fashion.

    Meeelan, dawling, meelan.

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  7. Charles Mark

    This beats Churchill’s bust!

  8. EThompson
    Pseudodionysius: She is the perfect choice: she will argue not that terrorism is morally wrong

    Nor does she have to! As I mentioned previously, this job is even less relevant than an ambassadorial post to the UN. ( John Bolton was far too talented to waste in Tudor City.)

  9. EThompson
    Charles Mark: This beats Churchill’s bust!

    Non, non, non… Churchill represented the union of the English speaking peoples and this slight was far more insidious.

  10. Trace

    Obama to Anna in 12 months time:

    Do you know why I hired you? I always hire the same girl- stylish, slender, of course… worships me. But so often, they turn out to be- I don’t know- disappointing and, um… stupid. So you, with that impressive résumé and the big speech about your so-called work ethic- I, um- I thought you would be different. I said to myself, go ahead. Take a chance. Hire the smart, fat girl. I had hope. My God. I live on it. Anyway, you ended up disappointing me more than, um- more than any of the other silly girls.

  11. Vance Richards

    If she is murdered by jihadists will theWhite House try to blame a Meryl Streep video?

  12. Becky53

    Oh, you mean the movie called “The Devil Wears Camo?”

    Vance Richards: If she is murdered by jihadists will theWhite House try to blame a Meryl Streep video? · 5 minutes ago

  13. flownover
    drlorentz

    Becky53: The French deserve her. · 0 minutes ago

    My thoughts exactly. She’ll fit right in. · 4 hours ago

    Maybe they can send DSK to the airport to “pick her up” .

  14. Omid Moghadam

    And then again, why not? Beast giving her $500MM to start a company like some of those other bundlers. One thing for sure is that the “Obama bundling protfolio” pays more than any other “investments” out there.

  15. Steven Potter

    I know it’s typical in politics to throw your big fundraisers a bone, but good God…

    They really are that absurd.  The older I get the more I see them for what they really are.  Politics is about being a part of the in-crowd to them.  A bunch of adolescent nonsense.

  16. drlorentz
    flownover

    Maybe they can send DSK to the airport to “pick her up” .

    Excellent. It took me a moment to get that.

    DSK: what a blast from the past.

  17. EThompson
    flownover

    drlorentz

    Becky53: The French deserve her. · 0 minutes ago

    My thoughts exactly. She’ll fit right in. · 4 hours ago

    Maybe they can send DSK to the airport to “pick her up” .

    Bien dits mon gars!

  18. Richard Fulmer

    Maybe its the sunglasses but the photo of Ms Wintour is (hopefully) not very flattering.  She looks like Mike Myers in drag.

  19. Goldgeller

     Think about it this way, Obama plans to quietly pull the US and its influence back everywhere… so being an American Ambassador in the next few years will have far more to do with having good fashion sense than anything else. 

  20. Paul A. Rahe
    C

    I think that Anna Wintour should be our new ambassador . . . to Syria. The gushing profile she published of Asma Al-Assad earned her the post.