In light of recent rumors that the administration is considering Anna Wintour for a diplomatic position, ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper has a very serious question for President Obama: Have you seen The Devil Wears Prada?
Tapper posed the question to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this afternoon, after asking about what qualities the president is looking for when selecting new ambassadors.
Rather than outright ask if Obama is leaning towards a Wintour nomination, Tapper made several not-so-subtle references to rumors about the Vogue editor.
Carney’s initial response was that he will “not engage in speculation about possible personnel announcements,” but that president is looking for “talent, wisdom and character in his appointees.”
Tapper than asked if it’s “important for a diplomat to be diplomatic.” Carney continued to avoid direct answers for another minute or so until Tapper popped the Devil Wears Prada question, eliciting laughter but no answer from Carney.
The 2006 film stars Meryl Streep as a domineering fashion editor reportedly based on Wintour and other cutthroat personalities. The movie was adapted from the eponymous novel by Lauren Weisberger, who spent some time as Wintour’s assistant.
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