Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jackie and Michelle


Ceux qui n'ont pas connu l'Ancien Régime ne pourront jamais savoir ce qu'était la douceur de vivre

I absolutely love the mainstream media.  I would probably love them more if I were still smoking pot. 

Oh, lets not kid ourselves for even a moment, as reporters of what is happening in the worlds of finance and government, they suck beyond belief.  But as fashion reporters, they are FANTASTIC. 

I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the latest on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe.  Her fashion sense is the talk of the G20.  Carla Bruni pales in comparison.  She is a shining symbol of all that is good and right with the world.  Now granted the woman was a fairly high powered woman in her own right, she had a good job as a hospital administrator in Chicago, it would appear that she was pulling down around 120K.  Of course she became much more valuable when BHO became a Senator.  For that she got a healthy raise up to the mid 300K range.  But I am certain that the two events were in no way related.

So now she gets trotted out as the new Jackie O (or is that K?).  She looks great in clothes, has a great smile, is raising two really cute kids.  My gosh, she can even pull off photo ops wearing a black short skirt and black leather boots while digging in the new White House garden.  She is something positive for our media to bring to our attention in order to take our minds off of the bad things like regulatory capture, fraud, and a hopelessly corrupt government.  We should be grateful for her.

Is that a fiddle I hear in this smoky room?


Publius said...

Nice post. I like the French quote... might that be from Tocqueville? I love Tocqueville, and wish I could have experienced the Ancient Regime in France, before the Revolution. People decry a decadent society, but it does have its fun and games.

Stephanie in AR said...

Rather like the French king requiring the upper class to learn ballet to be in his presence. So busy learning how to look there is no time to think. But we are much too smart for that to work today aren't we?

(considering this was when ballet was new & not the evolved form it is today)

Mayberry said...

Yup, folks are easily distracted by glitz and glitter. Kinda like fish are attracted to shiny lures....

Degringolade said...

Publius...Actually, it is Tallyrand.