Michelle Obama was named as Agent Provocateur’s Sales Titillator of the week when she participated in a shopping spree at the Madison Avenue store. The conservative blogosphere is in a tizzy with reports on the Drudge Report as well as The Blaze.
“The First Lady – better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores – along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5% lift in sales.” ~ The Blaze
The purchase of undergarments certainly brings new meaning to unmentionables when it was hinted that the transactions were made using food stamps. Her husband, the President Who is Not President Bush is known as the “Food Stamp President” amongst many conservatives due to the increase in those qualifying for food stamps. While many democrats will cite the fact President Bush signed the changes leading to the increase in food stamp eligibility, President Bush did not let his wife use them to buy lingerie.
Speculation as to why the purchase was important for a the First Lady? Is she pandering to foreign lingerie models or is something more sinister afoot? A new baby in the White House might help the approval ratings, but the unchecked spending is not going to win the voter’s hearts.