Ms. Wintour is now said to be Obama’s pick for UK ambassador.
Hasn’t Mr. Obama done enough to humiliate the Brits?
Anna Wintour’s qualifications? She has been a big campaign donor and bundler for Barack Obama.
Rewarding huge campaign donors and bundlers with ambassadorships is a presidential tradition.
Obama’s picks are slightly above the 30 percent average for envoys drawn from outside the career foreign service.
In his first term, Obama nominated 59 ambassadors, including 40 bundlers, who lacked experience in the diplomatic corps.
Susan Johnson, the president of the American Foreign Service Association, said “When he ran for election in 2008, on several occasions, Obama declared his intent to appoint more career people, and that has not actually happened. Our expectations were lifted, only to be dashed by reality.”