The Obama campaign's latest attempt to show that the president understands the concerns of everyday Americans better than Mitt Romney features, uh...
It would be easy to laugh at this video, so why not?
Whoever wrote the script ought to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Unintentional Satire:
"I'm so lucky in my work that I get to meet some of the most incredible women in the world. Women like Sarah Jessica Parker..."
Also, I love the delivery: despite a game attempt at enthusiasm, La Wintour cannot help but ooze condescension. Not just any old condescension, of course, but a cultivated, languid, many-layered condescension which has the complexity and savour of a vintage Bordeaux. It includes a faint hint of quizzical bemusement at having been asked to address the masses in the first place, and an ironising subtext:
"We're saving the two best seats in the house for you."
(Implicitly) "...They're situated conveniently near the toilets. And a long way from me."