"...it wasn't until I stepped away from the corporate track and worked in city government and eventually helped to found the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, a national service program, that I realized how important public service and community service was to my own development... And now that the two of us have moved to Washington, our new home -- (applause) -- we both have continued to stress the value of national and community service..." --Michelle Obama, 17 March 2009
The phrase "public service" must mean something different to the Obamas than to you or I.
In March, the first lady visited her British counterpart Samantha Cameron wearing a L’Wren Scott sweater in a trendy bright yellow hue. The embellished cardigan costs $2,720.
a peach cardigan from the same line last week during the Take Your Child to Work Day festivities.
The next day, she wore another sweater from L’Wren Scott, this one white with red trim from the Spring 2011 ready to wear collection, for a visit to Fort Stewart with the president.
She has been a fan of the brand’s cardigans since at least 2010, when she wore this black and white number to a childhood obesity event.
The first lady’s favorite embellished cardigans from L’Wren Scott range from $2,095 to $3,320. Plain cashmere-blend cardigans from the brand start at $910.
For Michelle, her selfless commitment to public service means living large while sticking taxpayers with the tab.
It translates to spending $10 million of the taxpayers' money on vacations in only a single year's time and living like, well, a millionaire or billionaire.
Remember how the media viciously attacked Sarah Palin for her 2008 campaign wardrobe, which turned out to be borrowed?
Curious how you don't read a thing in old media about FLOTUS' extravagant lifestyle and wardrobe, eh?
Hat tip: BadBlue.com.