Michelle Obama Eats Well
Lisa Schiffren of NRO’s The Corner passes on a NY Post Page Six report that — brace yourself — Michelle Obama ordered some expensive food!
While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.
Schriffren reckons this set this ran $350 and laments the decline of the American political class.
Does anyone else remember Gerald Ford toasting his own English Muffins in the family quarters of the White House? Michelle’s style is a little more Leona Helmsley, who’s ad campaign featured a picture of herself in one of her hotels, with the slogan, “a hotel fit for a Queen.” Can you do that at the White House?
I’m not a seafood fan and can’t afford to stay at the Waldorf-Astoria, let alone order room service there. But, as it happens, the Obamas (and the McCains) can. So, so what if they’re ordering pricey chow? And, goodness, when did National Review, founded by the late unapologetic plutocrat William F. Buckley, Jr., start banging the faux populism drum?
UPDATE (10/22): The Post has published a retraction: “THE source who told us last week about Michelle Obama getting lobster and caviar delivered to her room at the Waldorf-Astoria must have been under the influence of a mind-altering drug. She was not even staying at the Waldorf. We regret the mistake, and our former source is going to regret it, too.”
The substance of the post — that what Mrs. Obama eats is of no concern to me — remains unaltered by this new information.