News that Obama donor and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has been floated as a potential choice for ambassador to the UK greeted the New York Post with an apparent thud.
The paper’s editorial board scoffed today:
[S]elling embassies to donors is more appropriate for invisible little countries like Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, not where long-lasting strategic alliances are on the line, as with America’s special relationship with Britain. …
And speaking of Luxembourg — Obama’s first ambassador there was another campaign bundler named Cynthia Stroum.
She didn’t work out too well.
Stroum had to resign right as a State Department investigation found she’d been so “aggressive, bullying, hostile and intimidating” with her underlings that they requested transfers to Iraq and Afghanistan just to get out of harm’s way.
Sounds a bit like the Devil we know — the Vogue editor’s famous outbursts have been dubbed “Nuclear Wintour.”
Obama has already made clear his disdain for the US alliance with Britain.
But we think what remains of the special relationship demands a more tactful touch.