Like Mrs. Obama, it’s very fashionable.
Last week it was reported that just as First Lady Michelle “Antoinette” Obama was returning from her partially-taxpayer-funded vacation to Spain, her staff was contacting a British fashion designer about commissioning a coat for the First Lady.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Mrs. Obama has used White House staff to recruit designers for her wardrobe. Last year, then-White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, made a much-publicized trip to New York’s Fashion Week, claiming she was on a research trip to identify up and coming designers for the First Lady to promote. Her trip, which included a lunch at the famed Four Seasons restaurant hosted and paid for by a prominent interior designer, was largely paid for by taxpayers.
Now Rogers is out, pushed over the beating the Obamas took for their shoddy social events and the even shoddier security at them, but she landed on her feet. Last week Rogers was announced as the new CEO of the Johnson Publishing, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.
But White House sources say that Rogers, among other friends, maintains contact with a number of fashion designers and “people in the arts” for the First Lady.
“She has a network of people who look out for her for clothes and arts and crafts to promote,” says a White House source. “Just because Desiree isn’t here, doesn’t mean she isn’t helping us where she can.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online