Is the WH violating any ethics rules and/or tax laws?
Or is the First Lady for rent? Is she renting herself out as a human billboard? Which, if so, would be tacky in extremis.
Inquiring minds want to know :)
“Is the WH violating any ethics rules and/or tax laws?”
I don’t know the answer to that one, but I will say this: Some have made comparisons between Mrs. O. and Jackie Kennedy — at least one reporter on the last Apology Tour called Mrs. O. a better First Lady than Mrs. Kennedy. This gal wasn’t even around when Mrs. Kennedy was in the White House.
Yes, Mrs. Obama looks good in her expensive suits and what not. But the big fundamental difference between her and Mrs. Kennedy is that Mrs. Kennedy had grace, dignity, charm and class. For all of his philandering, John Kennedy was not about to leave his wife. She was his most valued political ally. During the Cold War, when Nikita Kruschev threatend to bury the United States, he met Mrs. Kennedy and was immediatley smitten. She could do that to people. On that terrible day in Dallas, she was accompanying her husband on a campaign tour. I’m sure just her mere presence caused quite a lot of contributors to write out those checks.
Mrs. Obama does not have any of the qualities Mrs. Kennedy had. She might look good, but she doeesn’t make a patch on Mrs. Kennedy’s backside. Never will.