This isn’t exactly a shocker. Bundlers who make assloads of cash for a campaign are often rewarded with things like Department of Energy loans for their failing “green” business, nights in the Lincoln bedroom, or posh international posts where they spread the vision of America to tourist destinations in the hopes that their fair subjects will some day realize Americans only wear fanny packs if they are being ironic or have a closed head injury or both.
At any rate, there’s apparently some possibility that Barack Obama will appoint Anna Wintour as ambassador to the UK or France, because if there’s any message we want to send to the British Isles, it’s that, in the end, based on who ended up living here, you’re probably pretty lucky to have gotten rid of us when you did (even though Wintour is actually British).
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 of 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.
She’ll have to fight another bundler for the Paris nod, but the UK spot seems to be fair game, especially for someone as involved in the process as Wintour, who not only raised more than half a million for the President’s re-election, but corralled a bunch of American celebrities and designers into manufacturing a horrific line of “fashion-forward” campaign attire, so that the heavy donors wouldn’t have to be seen in tee shirts that just anyone with a credit card and dream could lay their hands on.
Of course, the UK is a bit of an easy route. I mean, it’s all London Fashion Week and royal babies and luncheons with the Queen. Wintour would probably get pretty bored with no one’s fashion choices to critique, lest she be left off the guest list of actual royalty. Perhaps, based on her decision to publish a glowing review of it’s ruling family, she’d prefer Syria.