Media Defends Michelle O’s $7,000 Jacket: “It Helps the Little Dry Cleaner on the Corner”
She cares. She really cares.
Her Royal Highness wants the “little dry cleaner on the corner” to succeed, too.
By cleaning her sweaty smock.
The liberal media defended Michelle Obama’s royal tastes today saying her $7,000 jacket helps her royal subjects to stay busy.
Hallelujah! Long live Queen Michelle!
It’s a shovel ready project.
First lady Michelle Obama looked fit for a queen when she attended an Olympics reception at Buckingham Palace on July 27, and some critics are complaining that her silver embroidered jacket cost a king’s ransom. Although not yet in stores, the white, capped sleeved number by J. Mendel lists for $6,800.
“The jacket cost more than the average American family makes in a month ($4,284),” kvetched the conservative blog thegatewaypundit.com. “And, she does this as Americans continue to suffer through a deep recession and record unemployment.” A commenter called Granny points out, “I had better not EVER hear another word about a mere $900 blouse on Mrs. Romney’s back or Sarah Palin’s $300 shoes. EVER.”
Since she first hit the campaign trail with her husband, Obama has been an international style icon and has appeared on numerous “best dressed lists.” Defender Robert Verdi, a celebrity stylist, shot back to the NY Daily News, “She isn’t just wearing a $6,800 jacket–she’s supporting the commerce of the nation.” He added that “It’s not wasteful, it’s inspiring: it’s a New York company-selling a product made in the US…and it helps the tailor and the little dry cleaner on the corner stay in business.”
Surely they would give a conservative woman the same respect, right?
More… Like clockwork, the Washington Post comes to Michelle’s defense.