When Anna Wintour said “don’t be late,” she wasn’t referring to her boyfriend’s tax payments.

The Vogue editor and possible US Ambassador to the UK held some high dollar fundraisers for Barack Obama prior to last November’s election. A good part of Obama’s platform was how the rich need to “pay their fair share,” and obviously Wintour agreed with that sentiment as evidenced by her strong support for Obama’s campaign.

If Wintour wants people to pay their fair share, she can start by lecturing her “boyfriend”:

J. Shelby Bryan, the long-term boyfriend of Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor in contention to be Barack Obama’s next ambassador to Britain, owes the US government more than $1.2 million (£760,000) in taxes.

Mr Bryan, a former adviser to Bill Clinton who helped raise funds for Mr Obama’s re-election campaign, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2006, according to court filings obtained by The Daily Telegraph from Texas.

Mr Bryan, who has been in a relationship with Ms Wintour since 1999, was also pursued for outstanding Texas property taxes, and has had energy companies he owns in the state chided by local authorities for falling behind on their financial filings.

The findings may threaten Ms Wintour’s confirmation as a US ambassador if nominated by Mr Obama.

As usual, the rules as written by rich libs apply to everybody… except rich libs.

But maybe Bryan has just been too distracted to focus on paying taxes. I mean, could you blame him?


21 Responses to “Surprise: Lib ‘Boyfriend’ of Top Fundraiser for ‘Rich Need to Pay Their Fair Share’ President Owes $1.2 Million in Back Taxes”

  1. Marshall_Will on January 29th, 2013 4:14 pm


    Do NOT click last link..! Gawd she is hideous, take my word for it.

    He's had a pretty serious tax issue since '06, but apparently no urgent demands from the IRS to seize property or get on with making some damned payments like the rest of us?

  2. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 4:29 pm

    She? How exactly do you tell the sex of a dodo bird?

  3. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 4:30 pm

    Of course this is nothing new, it only puts him in the same league as Warren Buffett. Remember he is saying he doesn't pay enough in taxes whilst his company owes the IRS millions in back taxes.

  4. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 4:39 pm

    O/T…Two Senators, one that makes sense, one that lives in a land of delusion:

    First the on that makes sense, Sen Jeff Sessions on immigration reform:

    “What purpose is served to pass new laws if the ones we have are ignored by the officials charged with enforcing them,”

    Now for the land of delusion, courtesy of Mary Landrieu:

    "I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News,"

  5. Marshall_Will on January 29th, 2013 5:04 pm

    Dodo's are extinct ( that's an ostrich..! )

  6. Marshall_Will on January 29th, 2013 5:07 pm

    True, these two aren't bound by marriage, AND… what her BF does I guess is his business. But unlike Anne Hathaway where her BF's financial dealings were well concealed from her, it's hard to miss an IRS envelope on the hall table?

    The proper way to have dealt w/ this was for her to have confronted him about cleaning it up before she got involved in Obie's campaign at the Ambassador Level of contributor. I think this is enough to SINK her aspirations.

  7. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 5:12 pm

    Then again, maybe that is why she got invovlved in dear leaders campaign….to clean up his tax mess. It would not surprise me to find out that Wintour and Buffett are only in this to make thsoe tax problems close to them go away.

  8. JetHeadJoe on January 29th, 2013 5:17 pm

    Yikes! I sure hope she's a good cook (or has some other redeeming skill). On the other hand, Mr. Bryan could always claim that every year, on or about April 15, he suffers from a temporary onset of the Medusa effect…

  9. Marshall_Will on January 29th, 2013 6:07 pm

    Wow, stunning point. There could be more validity than we'll ever know? Buffet had been the quintessential picture of the conservative, midwestern businessman for years.

    There's no WAY he'd have amassed that big a following had he espoused those flaky views from the very beginning. Hence our assessment he'd gone 'senile' or was suffering from dementia? Doug has chronicled Buffet's 'evolving' for years.

    And by extension, it's also possible they were coerced into getting w/ the program? Anyone can have tax problems, it happens every day. But not everyone has influence to peddle in return for that GOOJF Free card.

  10. backwoodsconsr on January 29th, 2013 6:16 pm

    Baloney. That's too damn ugly to be an ostrich.

  11. backwoodsconsr on January 29th, 2013 6:19 pm

    Medusa! That's what that is. I told Marshall it was too ugly to be an ostrich.

  12. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 6:51 pm

    I was thinking more along the lines of a Siren as their song makes the vicitim see them as beautiful while their true form is hideous (and only reavealed to victim just before they are eaten).

  13. Truesoldier__ on January 29th, 2013 6:52 pm

    O/T…Rep Marsha Blackburn has challenger dear leader to a skeet shooting match:

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks.
    "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."

    "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I'll beat him."

  14. Dexter_Alarius on January 29th, 2013 7:15 pm

    Bears a vague resemblance to an archaeopteryx fossil I saw once.

  15. Marshall_Will on January 29th, 2013 9:00 pm


    The Navy used to have instructional films about the mythical "sercy" ( or Siren ) that took sailors minds off their chores and lawful orders. In Wintour's case, I'd rather be scraping paint in the gallery deck?

  16. TiminAL on January 29th, 2013 11:34 pm

    Isn't Turbo Timmy still on duty? If so, couldn't he give his own "Executive Order" and Timnesty this guy?

  17. jeffythequick on January 30th, 2013 4:27 am

    I think this is along the lines of "look! A squirrel!"

    The president says all kinds of stupid things and the likes of Joe Wilson have had their hands smacked, so they no longer call him out. In two weeks, the State of the Union show will be on, and there will be rabid cheering from their side, muted applause from ours, and the news shows will laud the new vision for the USA and the Republicans will have us making cat sh!t brownies all over again.

    I'm with PP on his assessment of the Republicans. They're a dead party, like the Whigs before them.

  18. Marshall_Will on January 30th, 2013 1:21 pm

    Yet preserving the party 'brand' became Priority 1 after handing us defeat from the jaws of victory. Really? GOP ( The Wayne Fonts Years! )

    The GOP brand right now is on a par w/ Current TV. Vastly over priced, commandeered from us and hellbent on our own destruction. So let's thrust Shamnesty down their throats when clearly it's not a priority to them and call it good!

    That way we can get ROUTED in 2014/16..!

  19. Truesoldier__ on January 30th, 2013 2:39 pm

    Yep…11 million (probably closer to 20 million) new legal dem voters will hand the House and a Supermajority in the Senate back to the dems. At which point we will see the Obama agenda go into overdrive. I would even suspect that we will see some Constitutional ammendments and repeals get through and the media will cheerlead them in attempt to see them passed.

  20. SignPainterGuy on January 30th, 2013 4:28 pm

    Well, if they do indeed get the supermajority, expect a change to the constitution, if it isn`t just tossed out-right, to allow Obumble at least one more term.

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