Michelle Obama blows $50,000 in luxury lingerie shop

Michelle Obama has risked the wrath of cash-strapped Americans by indulging in a $50,000 shopping spree at Agent Provocateur.

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes students and celebrities to an evening of dinner and entertainment as part of Women's History Month at the White House, Washington, DC

Michelle Obama’s shopping spree caused part of Madison Avenue to be closed off Photo: AFP

The First Lady is better known for shopping at more modestly priced High Street brands. But along with the the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, she closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop.

Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.

Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to $1,400, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Obama in an election year.

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Michelle Obama Tries to Pass for Everywoman While Shopping at Local Target

According to AP, casually dressed Secret Service agents arrived roughly a half-hour before Mrs. Obama, who later arrived with her assistant and spent 30 to 40 minutes shopping, pushing her own cart. She was allegedly recognized only by the cashier who rang up her purchases.

“It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for the First Lady.

Wanting to do the shopping herself and not rely on the staff employed with handling such tasks, Obama drew scorn for what critics argued was a misuse of Secret Service and public resources — all to purchase vegetables. The Washington Post explained what went into making the First Lady’s shopping experience possible:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. “Now it’s time to buy some food,” she told several hundred people who came to watch. “Let’s shop!

Source: The Blaze

Michelle Obama: “All of this for a flag?”

The person that posted this video on YouTube claims that Michelle Obama is saying “All of this for a flag?” during the 9/11 ceremony a few days ago. It sure looks to me as though that is what she is saying. What do you think?

* Update!  After watching the video a few more times… it appears to me that she is saying, “Can you believe all of this for a flag?”

Great article here!