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First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress
The Daily Caller ^

Posted on 01/25/2012 11:23:30 AM PST by Sub-Driver

First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 1:27 PM 01/25/2012 ADVERTISEMENT

While the president spoke about the economic frustrations of average Americans in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, his wife, Michelle Obama appeared at the event in a sapphire blue dress from designer Barbara Tfank’s 2012 Resort collection, estimated to cost over $2k.

The first lady’s press office, however is mum on dress, telling The Daily Caller that they will not offer comment “as of right now.”

Tfanks, a West Coast designer, recently described the dress as “a criss cross bodice cap-sleeved slim dress in silk twill,” to The Hollywood Reporter.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhosotu; democrats; liberalhypocrisy; michelleobama; obama; queen; redistribution; sotu; tootight
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She's high maintenance.........BO must be going broke...
1 posted on 01/25/2012 11:23:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They can dress her in all the high $$$ dresses they want. She still has no class, no grace, and no style.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 11:26:38 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She should’ve gone with the standard ‘Let them eat cake’ reply...


3 posted on 01/25/2012 11:27:20 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Sub-Driver
She's high maintenance.........BO must be going broke...

THE AMERICAN TAX PAYER IS GOING BROKE UNDER THIS GANG OF CORRUPTOCRATS LIVING ILLEGALLY IN OUR WHITE HOUSE.
4 posted on 01/25/2012 11:27:32 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver
Could've been worse:

5 posted on 01/25/2012 11:27:51 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did the dress make her butt look big?


6 posted on 01/25/2012 11:29:46 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Barry's a fairy.)
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To: KansasGirl

been saying the same

It is how one carries oneself and she sits there with legs open, bends over showing all, shows her panty lines and never seems to dress right for the occasions.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 11:30:46 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Those poor airmen. I’d love to be a fly on the wall during their post-duty bar discussions.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 11:31:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This was part of the runway to win campaign. http://store.barackobama.com/runway-to-win.html
She wears designer clothes and the designers donate big bucks to obama.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 11:31:54 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sub-Driver

Old wine in a new bottle.


10 posted on 01/25/2012 11:33:00 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rush talked about it, called it a $2500 cocktail dress from Barney's...receiver many viewer emails - thought it was inappropriate.
11 posted on 01/25/2012 11:34:04 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver

The press hated Nancy Reagan and she just BORROWED designer dresses.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 11:34:20 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up, don’t you know this is the first time she didn’t hate her Country? Eat your peas and sit down.

Pray for America


13 posted on 01/25/2012 11:34:52 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Kirkwood

Wow, thanks for that list in your link! Ladies, here are designers NOT to buy from because they all support Obama financially!!


14 posted on 01/25/2012 11:35:22 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver
Who cares about her dress...

... I need more BOOB BELT!
15 posted on 01/25/2012 11:37:34 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: MichiganCheese
Did the dress make her butt look big?

No, her butt makes her butt look big.

Amazing how the RIM missed the beauty of George W. Bush's wife and daughters, but they slobber all over this fat and very unattractive woman who, if seen coming, a train would take a dirt road.

We're constantly being told that Chelsea, Meryl Streep, and now Her Royal Chubbiness are "GLAM." Pathetic.

16 posted on 01/25/2012 11:41:26 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Yaelle

More on the fashion designer campaign that is just getting started.

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/01/10/michelles-fave-fashionistas-join-obama-re-election


17 posted on 01/25/2012 11:42:31 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sub-Driver

“How DARE you, you commoner!”


18 posted on 01/25/2012 11:42:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: KansasGirl

She’s a mule in horse harness, as Mammy of “Gone with the Wind” would say.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 11:43:42 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: tumblindice

just to show how dumb I am ...
last night I suggested it was 3 to 4 thousand$$$$
so it is slightly cheaper than I thought...

this woman has never lived as well as she does now...no Grace or Dignity let alone Character...sure will be glad to see them leave the white House. think I’ll throw a neighbor hood party....


21 posted on 01/25/2012 11:51:20 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Sub-Driver
She's high maintenance.........BO must be going broke...

The Lady Schvatza probably gets paid to wear these dresses.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 01/25/2012 11:51:33 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: evets

[... I need more BOOB BELT! ]

I’ve kept telling people there’s a line of container ships stretched from China getting ready to capitalize on that trend!


23 posted on 01/25/2012 11:52:08 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The blue color is better than the the purple SEIU color the progressives all wore to the State of the Union when promoting Obamacare.
24 posted on 01/25/2012 11:54:13 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver

Tfank’s?

WTH is a tfank?


25 posted on 01/25/2012 11:54:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She “sneaks” out to Walmart to buy cleaning supplies and doesn’t purchase any clothes off their racks? What’s wrong with her? lol


26 posted on 01/25/2012 11:57:23 AM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Sub-Driver
This handout photo provided by the White House shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, during a phone call from the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, immediately after his State of the Union Address, informing John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 12:03:03 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: MichiganCheese

**Did the dress make her butt look big?**


See for yourself. Looks preggers too.

State of the Union style: First Lady wears Barbara Tfank (Moo in blue at tonight’s doo)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2837449/posts


28 posted on 01/25/2012 12:18:21 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I finally found a photo of her in the dress and Wow! What an ugly dress! It does nothing for her shape, it’s rather shapeless, yet allows her shape to bulge uncontrollably under it with no feminine definition of her figure. And one particular bulge actually makes me wonder if she’s pregnant? She has a bit of a pouch sticking out there or is it a baby bump? That would be a way to garner votes for her husband wouldn’t it? She would be expecting the first American black baby to be born in the White House. Oh no.. there goes the election...Hope I’m wrong and she just had a large dinner.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 12:23:47 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Notwithstanding

That cost 2K? My mother had one very similar to that back in the 60s and I can guarantee it didn’t cost anywhere near that because we didn’t have money to waste.


30 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:23 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: This I Wonder32460

Yikes, she does look pg. Well, there have been rumors of her extra special secret service dude. Yeah, it would be a way to garner votes. They’ll be playing the theme from “Camelot” and comparing her to Jackie. Just wait, the next fashion accessory will be a pill hat.


31 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s the type that will take it back to the store and demand her money back even though it has armpit stains and Cheetos powder down the front. The taxpayer bought it originally, but she’ll pocket the refund.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:08 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: KansasGirl; All

No matter what you dress her in, how many expensive wigs you put on her and despite the makeup experts she hires, she’s never going to look like anything but a quarterback in drag.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:46 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!Ho)
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To: ml/nj

BO is not going broke. The American taxpayers are going broke.


34 posted on 01/25/2012 12:38:52 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Notwithstanding

Doesn’t look as bad from that view, though her arm is covering her tummy which looks less bulgy from this view.


35 posted on 01/25/2012 12:48:05 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Sub-Driver

Champagne Socialists aka Limousine Liberals pushing classic Karl Marx class warfare. How ironic

Did the dominant media notice? Of course they did but they are the champagne socialists so it`s ok.


36 posted on 01/25/2012 12:50:25 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Sub-Driver

37 posted on 01/25/2012 12:53:27 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Arrowhead1952

The seams look pulled and she wouldn’t be pg. No self respecting woman’s liber would vote for BO if his wife ever got pg. After all there is a remedy, kill the unborn one fast.


38 posted on 01/25/2012 1:04:41 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Arrowhead1952

The seams look pulled and she wouldn’t be pg. No self respecting woman’s liber would vote for BO if his wife ever got pg. After all there is a remedy, kill the unborn one fast.


39 posted on 01/25/2012 1:04:58 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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This photo op is going to emblazoned on every voter's mind B4 all is said and done.....GRRR!


40 posted on 01/25/2012 1:06:31 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: evets

Nice pit stain you got there, Moochie!


41 posted on 01/25/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: This I Wonder32460
She would be expecting the first American black baby to be born in the White House.

And they will name him John-John.

42 posted on 01/25/2012 1:40:54 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought the focus here would be the “as of right now” gem.

As in “We’re too freaking stupid to lie our way out of this one just yet but give us time and we’ll find a way to blame the bankers, the republicans, the one percent or global warming.”


43 posted on 01/25/2012 1:45:57 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe it’s just me sense I buy everything I wear from Walmart, but I could have made that dress for a lot less..


44 posted on 01/25/2012 1:57:41 PM PST by VairyAngel ("Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!" declares the LORD.)
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Hey, wait a second.

We are talking about our top-level elected officials. I'm fairly sure there were lots of Congresswomen from both parties attending the State of the Union wearing clothes that cost as much if not more, and a fair number of men with equally expensive suits. Wearing an expensive dress (or suit) to a formal occasion is not inappropriate — unless we're prepared to jump on the bandwagon of the people who were quite wrongly bashing Sarah Palin for the high-dollar clothes Republican officials purchased for her so she'd have an appropriate wardrobe for the campaign.

I'm about as much of tightwad as you can get; virtually all my suits are off-the-rack from discount men's stores and most of my day-to-day ties are from Wal-Mart, along with many of my day-to-day dress shirts. However, my mother had good fashion sense and told me — correctly — that I needed to have at least one top-quality suit for formal events. It cost her a little less than a thousand dollars back in the late 1980s to give that as a gift, and since it was well-made, I can and do still wear that suit for appropriate occasions more than two decades later.

With inflation, that suit today would probably be in the same price range as the first lady's dress.

I also drive a mid-priced American-made car that's a decade old. Quality costs, but it also lasts.

Let's blame Mrs. Obama for her wrong views, not for spending the amount of money that Republican political advisers would also be encouraging a Republican candidate's wife to spend for clothes to wear to formal events.

45 posted on 01/25/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: opentalk

Jay Severin said she looks like Peggy Sue on her way to the prom.


46 posted on 01/25/2012 2:09:51 PM PST by surrey
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll have to say, that dress is the best I’ve ever seen her in.

The usual attire looks like it’s upholstery material.

Price? She spends large. Our money.


47 posted on 01/25/2012 2:45:41 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: Sub-Driver
The sapphire was a very good color for her. I could not possibly care less how much her dress costs. She is the first lady of the US, and this was a state event. Had she been in something off-the-rack, she would have received bad comments as well.

The first couple earn money, whether it be his salary, her book royalties, or interest on investments. She can buy whatever she wants, as far as I'm concerned.

Yet this forum simply loves to point out how badly the folks at DU treated Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan. Apparently the Obamas don't have the hypocrisy corner to themselves.

48 posted on 01/25/2012 2:58:34 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Michelle has 22-23 staff working for her. You would think that at least one of them has some fashion sense and advise her on clothes that accentuate the good and minimize the bad. There are simply clothes Michelle cannot wear with her body proportions. Her choice of styles and colors and appropriateness is simply abysmal. It’s that simple to understand . . . except for Michelle.


49 posted on 01/25/2012 4:34:45 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01
What my culture sees as 'good' and 'bad' may not be what Michelle's culture sees. Look at Serena Williams, with a booty the size of Wisconsin. For years she worn tennis skirts with ruffles on the backside, which only served to make her butt look like it stuck out even further than it did on its own.

Maybe Michelle's big caboose was what attracted her husband to begin with. Could explain why she will wear things that don't hide her rear end at all.

50 posted on 01/25/2012 4:45:46 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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