Monday, May 04, 2009

'Crass" Is Just 'No Class' Spelled Sideways
She gots some big-assed feets!

I would imagine that her ability to wear shoes that cost more than two-weeks-worth of groceries for a medium sized family is the second time in her adult life that she's really been proud of her country.

Here's some of the article from the Los Angeles Times; (Emphasis mine) Fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama helps the poor in $540 sneakers

First Lady Michelle Obama, who's become quite the fashion role model with her J.Crew wear and buff-arm-spotlighting sleeveless frocks, is under scrutiny for what she wore on her feet the other day.

They're trendy Lanvin sneakers. Which look really nice and comfy and all. Trouble is, they cost $540. If you can find a pair anywhere.

And, of course, if you've got $540, plus -- what? -- 9 or 10% tax in some places. Which seems like a lot for two shoes not guaranteed to benefit your jump shot.

The other trouble is that -- wait for it -- she wore them to a poverty event, a Capitol Area Food Bank for Feeding America to provide much appreciated help and publicity to benefit the food bank.

Mrs. Obama also has gone to serve a lunch hour at soup kitchens in Washington, where an unidentified presumably homeless person showed up with a camera cellphone to capture Mrs. Obama, who kindly posed for the man.

Sharp-memoried politics readers will recall all the positive attention Mrs. Obama garnered during the presidential campaign for her everyday, every-woman $150 dresses from Black & White Market.

While Cindy McCain, John's wealthy wife, and some woman from Alaska both attracted negative attention for their expensive clothing, some of it reputedly borrowed. (FYI, Michelle Obama is a Democrat. The other two women are Republicans. But what could that have to do with anything?)

[Amy] Diluna also notes about Mrs. Obama: "A week ago, she shoveled dirt at a tree planting while wearing the line's chiffon tank. Dresses and strappy pumps cost upward of $1,500, while tops go for $400 to $1,000."
The Friggin' Beverly Hillbillies would do better. But what would you expect of someone who's been described by her Harvard chum, Verna Williams, in the following terms - "She recognised she'd been privileged by affirmative action and she was very comfortable with that."


Blogger Al said...

Nancy Reagan - expensive gowns -bad

Michelle Obama - outrageously prices tennies - OK with the same minions upset with Nancy.

Methinks I doth smell a huge whiff of High-pocracy coming from the Obamessiah's kool-aid drinkers.

12:19 AM  
Blogger PaulaB52 said...

They aren't even cute! WTF is up with that?? If you're going to spend 500.00 on shoes, the sheesh, let them be cute!

7:31 AM  
Blogger wildcat_conservative said...

She decided against those earrings with that last stimulus rebate check. These were more practical. :P

2:53 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

500 dollars is too much on shoes anyway, if she's going to spend 500 dollars at least let it be for a worthy cause...But that's Mrs. Zero for you.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Sounds like Evita all over - fancy clothes wearing "politician" handing out free bycycles to the poor.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

I don't think I spend $500 a year on clothes and shoes.

Holy Cow!


BTW, I was listening to Michael Savage, (who was in some hot water himself with Bill Donahue a couple of years ago.) who pointed out the Pres. Obama has a 'personal assistant'. The very first President to do so.

Personal Assistants are very Hollywood. Tres Chic accessories.

10:17 AM  

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