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Monday, January 09, 2012

Michelle Antoinette

Timothy Birdnow

We're all aware of the Obama - particularly Mrs. Obama's - "let them eat cake" attachment to the high life, but this goes beyond the pale. Madam Obami threw a hideously expensive secret Holloween gala.

According to Fox News:

"White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Sunday the event, which was decorated by Tim Burton and featured Johnny Depp in his Mad Hatter role from Burton's acclaimed "Alice in Wonderland," was held for local children from the Washington D.C.-area and for hundreds of military families."


"In her new book, "The Obamas," author Jodi Kantor wrote that the White House was more than just a little concerned about the way the costume party would affect the public's perceptions.

"White House officials were so nervous about how a splashy, Hollywoodesque party would look to jobless Americans -- or their representatives in Congress, who would soon vote on health care -- that the event was not discussed publicly, and Burton and Depp's contributions went unacknowledged."

The event, so over the top that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas loaned out the original Chewbacca costume from the legendary film for an unknown participant to wear, was covered by a front event for the press in which the first couple handed out candy to trick or treaters. The president did not don a costume to that event, but first lady Michelle Obama wore a leopard-print sweater, cat ears and sparkly eye makeup.

Inside, at the invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators, the State Dining Room served as Wonderland while Depp greeted guests from a table-top and Burton decorated the White House "in his signature creepy-comic style."

According to the book, fruit punch was served in blood vials and a magic show was held for the kids in the East Room"

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The hallmark of dictators and dictator wannabees is a willingness to live very well while their subjects do without. Mr. Obama has frequently asked the American public to go without. He said the time of setting the thermostat at 72* is over - despite the fact that he sets his at 80* on cold winter days. He talks about shared sacrifice while his wife rents five star hotels - 600 rooms - in Spain to have a wild Spanish vacation for all her friends, family, acquaintences, and hangers-on. The Obamas take endless vacations, and Barack plays endless rounds of golf, all on the public dime, at a time when the U.S. is facing finanacial disaster.

Michelle truly is the Marie Antoinette of our time.

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