Embassy Row: Diplomatic dispute reopened

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American Vogue editor Anna Wintour - the reputed inspiration for “The Devil Wears Prada” and celebrity fundraiser for President Obama - could be the next U.S. ambassador to her native Britain.

That is the buzz in London, where both the Guardian and Independent newspapers reported that rumors are afloat that Miss Wintour, 62, could replace Ambassador Louis Susman, the 74-year-old former Citigroup executive who is expected to retire this year.

The embassy in London is often reserved for top fundraisers. Mr. Susman was known as the “vacuum cleaner” for his ability to raise cash for Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign.

Miss Wintour has raised more than $500,000 for Mr. Obama’s re-election, and this week co-hosted a lavish fundraising dinner with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297 or email jmorrison@washingtontimes.com. The column is published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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