December 5 2012
Obama Women Update: Fluke and Wintour
Bad News: If you were planning to pony up and bid on a private, one-hour online “strategy session” with free contraception crusader Sandra Fluke, the auction has, alas, closed early.
A site called BiddingForGood was auctioning the consultation with Ms. Fluke but closed bidding early because of “harassing” responses. The winning bidder paid a modest $400, though undoubtedly the early closing was a factor.
In other alarming news relating to Obama Women, Brit-born Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is rumored as a possible choice for ambassador to the Court of St. James. Telegraph journo Tim Stanley points out that the Obama bundler is not yet an expert on foreign policy:
Wintour has a formidable reputation as a magazine editor with a dazzling career in New York. But her qualifications for the plum job of U.S. Ambassador to London are woefully inadequate. And who can forget her extremely poor judgment in commissioning a glowing 3,000-word profile of the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, back in March 2011, who was described by Vogue as “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” not a view shared by the tens of thousands of victims of Assad's murderous regime.
Known as "Nuclear Wintour" because of her engaging personality, the Vogue editor was the model for the fashion editor in "The Devil Wears Prada."
Meanwhile, Dana Loesch was amusing on the subject of the Fluke auction.