Ann Romney's $990 blouse sets off a m...

Ann Romney's $990 blouse sets off a media firestorm

There are 1736 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 3, 2012, titled Ann Romney's $990 blouse sets off a media firestorm. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

It is called "The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt." A yellow-hued falcon swoops across the front; its prey appears to be Ann Romney's right tricep.

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No big O

Romeoville, IL

#377 May 5, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Regardless they still had to travel back and forth, all 77 trips and 490 days spent there.
Donald Trump, appearing on Fox News earlier this week, complained,“the fact is,[Obama] takes more vacations than any human being I’ve ever seen.”
Obama’s upcoming vacation is his ninth vacation since taking office. Obama has spent all or part of 38 days on vacation away from the White House. He has also made 14 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 32 days, for a total of 70 days, Knoller said.
Bush, at this point in his first term, had made 14 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 102 days, Knoller said. He also made 40 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 123 days. His vacation total at this point in his presidency was all or part of 225 days away.
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Did he work during those "vactaions"?.... Did he meet with heads of state?... did he set up his ranch so he could do secure meetings via cam?.... like makng it home office?.... how many execs have a home office they may do work at.... Oh I know details details....
Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#378 May 5, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You don't get to vote on how they spend their money, honey.
We taxpayers can't stop you from spending the money we spend on your welfare checks on beer and cigarettes.
* That's where you are sadly mistaken, under our form of Democracy the American taxpayer has a say in how taxes are supposed to be meted out via their elected officials. Unfortunately if those officials and others representative of certain bureaucracies are corrupt as we have seen more and more of lately, without any oversight the system breaks down. Once again you ASSume much.
TexasStar

Dalton, GA

#379 May 5, 2012
America First wrote:
Well at least Ann Rommey did not wear it to a homeless shelter like Michelle Obama did with her $650 shoes.
When was Ann Romney at a homeless shelter?? I missed that.

If Michelle wore Keds shoes you would say she is cheap and supporting China, when she wears
designer shoes - you still snipe at her - did you ever think she got them for free? or at best, Michelle Obama "IS" the First Lady - I am glad she dresses nice in public and is aware of the camera, a lesson the drunken Bush twin girls NEVER learned - made the US look bad, very unpatriotic, like most Reps.

Lots of gifts are given to public figures, I lived next door to a pro football player - he got deliveries all the time of shoes, food, sports equipment, jerseys etc. Since he wasn't home - UPS just started leaving his stuff with me - I am sure designers would love to see Michelle in their clothes - I know J Crew does.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#380 May 5, 2012
Paul Revere wrote:
<quoted text> * It's all irrelevant, The Romney's aren't being paid by the taxpayers and he's made his monies via capitalism. Whereas the Obama's are presently being salaried via the American taxpayer, except for his book sales and she doesn't work and collect a paycheck. Yet she, possesses a pricey wardrobe, from Balenciaga and Helmut Lang to Michael Kors and Marchesa, the first lady has been known to wear some big name, and expensive, designer fashions. Last week alone, Mrs. Obama was spotted in two different L'Wren Scott cardigans, priced between $2,000 and $3,000. During her Hawaiian vacation last December, the first lady was spotted wearing an almost $2,000 sundress by designer Sophie Theallet and later on she donned a $950 Comme des Garcons skirt. See; ABC OTUS News–Thu, May 3, 2012 or www.thegatewaypundit.com see posting by Andrea Ryan on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 etc. etc.
Michelle Obama bought nice clothes: Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her future husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property.[4] She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, it has been on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.[46]
In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.[19] She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising records for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.[17]
In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center.[47] In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs.[48] She continued to hold the University of Chicago Hospitals position during the primary campaign, but cut back to part time in order to spend time with her daughters as well as work for her husband's election;[49] she subsequently took a leave of absence from her job.[50] According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The Obamas' total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.[51]
She served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.(NYSE: THS),[52] a major Wal-Mart supplier with whom she cut ties immediately after her husband made comments critical of Wal-Mart at an AFL-CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 14, 2007.[53] She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.[54]

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Ann Romney bought nice clothes: She sleeps with Mitt Romney

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I wonder what Rush Limbaugh thinks of Ann Romney
No big O

Romeoville, IL

#381 May 5, 2012
TexasStar wrote:
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When was Ann Romney at a homeless shelter?? I missed that.
If Michelle wore Keds shoes you would say she is cheap and supporting China, when she wears
designer shoes - you still snipe at her - did you ever think she got them for free? or at best, Michelle Obama "IS" the First Lady - I am glad she dresses nice in public and is aware of the camera, a lesson the drunken Bush twin girls NEVER learned - made the US look bad, very unpatriotic, like most Reps.
Lots of gifts are given to public figures, I lived next door to a pro football player - he got deliveries all the time of shoes, food, sports equipment, jerseys etc. Since he wasn't home - UPS just started leaving his stuff with me - I am sure designers would love to see Michelle in their clothes - I know J Crew does.
I could care less what Mrs big O wears or how much it cost.... until the lib media and the lft starts on other people and whaht they wear.

As far as getting it for free... does it matter?... Lets just say the shoes were a gift from Keds... then either A) she should give them up as all gifts over a certain dolar amount are given up, or B) by accepting it she opens herself up to being bribed....

Your acknowldge of the pro player is different as they do not have public office ethics to uphold... but nice try
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#383 May 5, 2012
No big O wrote:
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Did he work during those "vactaions"?.... Did he meet with heads of state?... did he set up his ranch so he could do secure meetings via cam?.... like makng it home office?.... how many execs have a home office they may do work at.... Oh I know details details....
Did George?
All 102 days?
I know........details details.
He still traveled there with security and entourage and those expenses.
Whereas, he could have easily met them at the White House or Camp David.
BTW, the president is ALWAYS on the job, "vacation" or not, you were complaining about expenses, now you want to change your complaint.
No big O

Romeoville, IL

#384 May 5, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
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Michelle Obama bought nice clothes: Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her future husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property.[4] She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, it has been on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.[46]
In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.[19] She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising records for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.[17]
In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center.[47] In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs.[48] She continued to hold the University of Chicago Hospitals position during the primary campaign, but cut back to part time in order to spend time with her daughters as well as work for her husband's election;[49] she subsequently took a leave of absence from her job.[50] According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The Obamas' total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.[51]
She served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.(NYSE: THS),[52] a major Wal-Mart supplier with whom she cut ties immediately after her husband made comments critical of Wal-Mart at an AFL-CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 14, 2007.[53] She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.[54]
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Ann Romney bought nice clothes: She sleeps with Mitt Romney
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I wonder what Rush Limbaugh thinks of Ann Romney
Ya heres the thing.....
Yes Ann the WIFE of Mitt used the money he made... so what? That is what married people do
Oh how do you know that the big O and Mrs big O have a what yours is yours and what mine is mine attitude towards how they spend the money each other makes?.... If they didnt then she was sleeping w him and spending his money and vice a versa.... so again your "point" as feeble as it is is moot'
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#385 May 5, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
567,000 of those jobs lost were women. Obama's real war on women is not over just which pill they take.
Because most of the lost jobs were government jobs, like teachers who tend to be mostly women. It's good that they lost their government jobs and health insurance for their spouses. WE WANT SMALL GOVERNMENT and WE PROMISE TO FIRE MORE GOVERNMENT WORKERS when Bishop Romney is elected, but at least all those fired workers and their spouses will still have ROMNEYCARE.

"Prey for Rmoney 2012!"
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#386 May 5, 2012
triumphant wrote:
Toilet paper has better designs on them. She could have had one of her dozen or so servants make a blouse out of that and saved the money. I guess when you have money in overseas accounts certainly you can afford wasting 900.00 dollars on a ugly blouse.
All talk no substance. The Republicans couldn't of asked for a better leader of their party.
She may have poor taste, but at least she snagged a rich husband. She says he's "wild and crazy" to boot!

"Prey for Rmoney 2012!"

Since: May 12

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#389 May 5, 2012
yes i agree

Since: May 12

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#390 May 5, 2012
i agree totaly

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#392 May 5, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Take a civics lesson. Having a majority in both houses doesn't mean control of both houses.
Why do you suppose the GOP is known as the Part of NO?
Why not YOU take a course or two? He had COMPLETE FILIBUSTER PROOF CONTROL OF BOTH HOUSES, He got Obamacare through because the R's could not block it, certainly he could had done something about the sad plight of women if he actually thought there was one or thought about it. Unfortunately he didn't feel the need to ease the "sad plight of women" until he found he was losing their vote this year. Having the large majority in the house, before Scott Brown, they DID have a filibuster proof majority. Dang those pesky little facts. Once again the progressive party shows itself to be the party of not so bright and not so well informed. Too bad you don't do any fact checking of your own, just swollow the DNC line completely. Poor fool.

Oh and the GOP is known as the party of NO because that is the DEM/PROGRESSIVE talking point fed to the mindless media and printed out on a daily basis. Actually the GOP is the only group to actually pass a budget, three times and they are still sitting on Harry's desk waiting for a vote. Parrots will repeat anything and youall got your scripts and will repeat verbatim, mindlessly until Obama goes down in defeat in November. I'll bet youall believe the Unemployment Rate really is at 8.1% right now. LOL, you guys will buy anything as long as the DNC prints it out. Mindless parrots.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#393 May 5, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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How much did you complain when BUSH went off on his MORE FREQUENT vacations?
Bush flew back and forth in the states, mainly to HIS self purchased home in Texas. I don't recall any luxury vacations complete with attendents to the most expensive hotel in say, India or South Africa or Italy or some other very nice and expensive place while Bush was president. The Obama's are LIVING LARGE as they say, with their spectacular Wed. concerts, paid for by us, their "date nights" paid for by us, their requiring TWO AIRFORCE ONE'S to fly them to all these vacations, twice the expense, why they can't all fly as one family in ONE plane is beyond me. So, while Bush certainly went to Texas, complete with wife on ONE plane, the Obama's luxury vacation costs are legend.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#394 May 5, 2012
Mrs-Jessica-D wrote:
Well it is her money to spend any way she wants to, her husband he has very deep pockets I need a husband this wealthy
Don't we all! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure helps! Instead of being envious of their wealth, I want to GET as wealthy as they are. Bring it on I say.
Barbara

United States

#395 May 5, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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So did Bishop Romney, you dumb liberal! He is a successful vulture capitalist. You're just jealous, probably some lazyass American worker. You deserve to have your job off-shored.
I read somewhere Romney isn't really a "Vulture" capitalist. He's a "Parasitic" capitalist. A vulture preys on the dead ... a parasite preys on a host, sucks it dry & kills it. Much more accurate, don't you think???
Barbara

United States

#396 May 5, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Because most of the lost jobs were government jobs, like teachers who tend to be mostly women. It's good that they lost their government jobs and health insurance for their spouses. WE WANT SMALL GOVERNMENT and WE PROMISE TO FIRE MORE GOVERNMENT WORKERS when Bishop Romney is elected, but at least all those fired workers and their spouses will still have ROMNEYCARE.
"Prey for Rmoney 2012!"
Romneycare??? Only in Massachusetts. Romney promises to kill Obamacare. Sorry the rest of you!
worstprezever

River Falls, WI

#397 May 5, 2012
so we are to be concerned about what the romney's do with their money butt not be concerned about what the gov't does with ours????
Barbara

United States

#398 May 5, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
She may have poor taste, but at least she snagged a rich husband. She says he's "wild and crazy" to boot!
"Prey for Rmoney 2012!"
I'm going to defend the blouse. It looked great on the model. Romney not so much.
Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#399 May 5, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
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Michelle Obama bought nice clothes: Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her future husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property.[4] She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, it has been on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.[46]
In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.[19] She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising records for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.[17]
In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center.[47] In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs.[48] She continued to hold the University of Chicago Hospitals position during the primary campaign, but cut back to part time in order to spend time with her daughters as well as work for her husband's election;[49] she subsequently took a leave of absence from her job.[50] According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The Obamas' total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.[51]
She served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.(NYSE: THS),[52] a major Wal-Mart supplier with whom she cut ties immediately after her husband made comments critical of Wal-Mart at an AFL-CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 14, 2007.[53] She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.[54]
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Ann Romney bought nice clothes: She sleeps with Mitt Romney
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I wonder what Rush Limbaugh thinks of Ann Romney
*Again not relevant. Get with the program we're discussing the present not the past.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#400 May 5, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>How about the bill that says insurance companies must charge men and women the say for the same coverage.
Women got charged more with private health insurance because women go to doctor more and are the ones having the babies, generating more medical expenses for them. But, conversely, a woman usually gets a big break on auto insurance. sorry, this is not much of an example. I want to hear about the bill to make it manditory that Job A pays the same for a man or a woman. Got that bill up your sleeve, Obama had his two years to do something about this. Hypocrits never have a really good comeback because they are, well, hypocrits.

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