Let's see who is more out of touch... Michele Obama or Ann Romney

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S. Lindsey
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Joined: 12/31/2008

Do you remember this?

In May the Washington Post opined an article about Ann Romeny wearing an expensive shirt.. they called Ann Romney’s shirt “indicative of a tone-deaf campaign,“ and claimed it could ”haunt the campaign indefinitely.” The article continued:

The very wealthy Mitt and Ann Romney have often been painted as out of touch with average Americans. Ann’s pricey shirt will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s daily itinerary.
Some Americans might be thinking that the $1,000 spent on one shirt could help them out with a house payment or buy necessities at Walmart. Others are counting exactly how many T-shirts that amount would buy at Target, where first lady Michelle Obama said she often shops… [Emphasis added]"

However in their usual fairness when Michele showed up at Buckingham Palace wearing a $6,800.00 shirt the Media criticized her for exploiting their wealth as well.

"Over the weekend, Michelle Obama “wowed” at Buckingham Palace “in a captivating, all-white embroidered jacket that retails for $6,800,” in the words of the New York Daily News."

"And [Michelle Obama] put dozens of stuffy royals and heads of state to fashion shame, making the queen look dowdy in her bulging aquamarine dress and tired-looking crown — and even showing up Kate Middleton in her belted, fitted satin coat-dress.
Make no mistake, FLOTUS followers quickly pointed out, the radiant, silk-and-viscose tailored jacket — with the capped sleeves highlighting her famously toned arms and a matching ivory-silk pleated skirt — were made in the U.S.A.-Daily News

“It’s not wasteful, it’s inspiring: It’s a New York company — selling a product made in the U.S. at places like Saks — and it helps the tailor and the little dry cleaner on the corner stay in business.” [Emphasis added] The Washington Post, perhaps playing on the company, asked whether Michelle Obama’s “princely” outfit was “fit for a queen?”

Oh well maybe not......

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