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White House Won’t Comment on Anna Wintour as Ambassador, But …

The White House press corps pressed spokesman Jay Carney on the reports
that Anna Wintour was up for an ambassadorship, and while Carney
wouldn’t comment on pending appointments, he did address the issue of
whether a diplomat has to be diplomatic.

ABC News’ Jake Tapper even asked Carney whether President Obama has seen “The Devil Wears Prada,” the book and movie that was a thinly veiled portrait of Wintour, but Carney didn’t answer.

But Carney said that the late Richard Holbrooke was “one of the greatest diplomats of his generation” yet “I think everyone
who knew him or who sat across the table from him would agree that he was not
by anyone’s traditional definition particularly diplomatic.”

Here’s the transcript from today’s press briefing:

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