How utterly inappropriate! First Lady Ann Romney had the bad taste to wear a dress that cost $2,290 for the first family’s meeting with the pope on his visit to D.C. Oh, wait, that isn’t Ann Romney. In fact, Ann Romney’s husband was never elected president.
It’s First Lady Michelle Obama who is flaunting those expensive duds, which Politico reports, were designed by Carolina Herrera. Commoners, the article goes on to note, can have the same (well, similar) cowl-neck dress for $325.
My confusion over the identity of the wearer was not so much that Michelle O and Ann R look alike — judge for yourself (Romney is on the left):
Rather it’s that Mrs. Romney was dragged over the coals by the liberal media in May of 2012 when she dared to appear in public wearing a $990 Reed Krakoff silk shirt. “The item of clothing,” Fox News noted several months laterm “set off a media firestorm, with the Romneys widely accused of being ‘out of touch’ with average Americans.”
The Fox piece went on to note that Mrs. Obama was praised for a $6,800 jacket she appeared in, but the mainstream media are no strangers to hypocrisy.
Neither is Michelle Obama. Apart from the fact she was meeting a pope famous for his humility — after his speech on Capitol Hill yesterday, he declined a steak lunch with lawmakers to dine instead with members of D.C.’s homeless community — she has lived the high life even as her husband lectures the American people on the evils of poverty and sharing the wealth:
The First Lady of the United States is partying with Oprah on an private island while her husband lectures us about inequality.. Fair game
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 7, 2014
The first lady has addressed inequality herself when it comes to a topic she professes expertise in: nutrition, especially as it pertains to poor communities, which she claims are beset by “food deserts.”
So how many poor mouths could Mrs. Obama fill by diverting that $2,290 to a more pope-like gesture?