The value of the cufflinks?
Oh, the outrage.
Skip ahead to 2012. Oddly, you'll have to go to the foreign press to find out that ...
Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations
In zeroes, that's $10,000,000.00.
Did I miss the calls from the press for a special prosecutor? Must have.
And (knowing that there probably weren't any laws broken) has there been even an eentsy weentsy bit of outrage expressed by the dogged members of the mainstream media here in the land of the ... free press?
Instead we get this:
In case you don't recognize her, that ain't Michelle Obama. That's the other Michelle - Bachmann. The Queen of Rage, according to the Democratic Party's house organ Newsweek. That queen of rage, mother of five, foster mother of 23, who - with her husband - runs a Christian counseling center in Minnesota. So many reasons there for Newsweek to feel the rage.
As for Obama and her lifestyle, the likes of which would make Imelda Marcos blush? Not a peep.
Just wait till she comes upon a pair of cufflinks though, boy. All heck's going to break loose for sure.