Who’s The Elitist?
Republicans love to portray Obama in particular and Democrats in general as elitists. But take a look at garb on the current first lady and her would-be successor from Wednesday night’s festivities:
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600-$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000-$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100
Laura Bush’s outlay for the outfit was much more modest, I’ll grant you. But do they realize there are families without Oscar de la Renta suits in Bangladesh? In some third-world countries there are even women without diamond-encrusted earrings.