Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Walaa Idris
When I read Vogue’s editor Anna Wintour was tipped to be the next US ambassador, the first thing that came to my mind was not hooray a fashionable British born accomplished woman!
Seeing as the current US president has a history of looking down his nose at us Brits. From disrespecting a historic White House gift to gifting the former British Prime Minster something you pick up at Target …, the possibility of Obama appointing a fashion editor as the US ambassador to Britain made me wonder. What insults is disguised as a novel idea is this one going to be!?
Similar to rumours after the 2008 US election when media entrepreneur chat show host Oprah Winfrey was tipped to become the US ambassador to the UK as a thank you for her brilliant fundraising efforts, Miss Wintour is on the shortlist for donating thousands of dollars and raising hundreds of thousands for Obama’s re-election campaign and not for her diplomatic or political brilliance.
We know ambassadors are mainly errand runners between their government and their hosting country, but still a fashion editor in such an important country is a step too far for Mr Obama and that chip in his shoulders when it comes to Britain.
Mind you, these are just rumours; here’s hoping they stay just that!