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December 05, 2012

The ambassador of Vogue?

The White House won't comment on reports that Vogue editor Anna Wintour -- a loyal Obama fundraiser -- may get thanked with an ambassadorship to the United Kingdom.

"I have no personnel announcements to make and I'll leave it at that," said Press Secretary Jay Carney, who was mistakenly identified in Tuesday's official White House transcript as "Mrs. Obama" -- perhaps a nod to the first lady's better familiarity with style.

Asked today what Obama looks for in an ambassador, he again said he wouldn't "engage in speculation" about possible appointments, but said Obama looks for "talent, wisdom and character" in his appointments.

He didn't answer whether Obama had watched the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, based on a book supposedly written about Wintour's managerial style. But Carney said, diplomats "come in all types and sizes and approaches."


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