Saturday, September 25, 2010

let them eat arugula

The first lady was given the opportunity to host a bevy of visiting UN spouses. She took them to a chicken farm and then later gifted them with pickled okra.

For Michelle Marie Antoinette, the hameau was an escape from the regulated life style of Washington the Court at Versailles, into a more simple way of life, while, to the eyes of American French people, a queen who amused herself at being a peasant did not improve her image. (via wikipedia)

15 comments:

DixieLaurel said...

You have got to be FREAKING kidding me!

bluesun said...

What is with that lady's clothes?

BobG said...

At least she didn't give them arugula; pickled okra are quite tasty.

Roberta X said...

Hey, is that the seven-foot-tall alien guy from Star Trek at the left? Dang, are they at the UN, too?

DixieLaurel said...

OMG Roberta, it IS the guy from Star Trek!

Old NFO said...

How insulting...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Wonder if any of those U.N. Ladies are sitting there thinking "I finally get to come to the U.S and I'm spending time with this Idiot feeding Chickens when I could be shopping at Saks and Tiffany's? That miserable scumbag of a Husband that I married is SOOO going to owe me!"

Heath said...

That has to be the most offensive first lady yet...

I'm beginning to think this one is FAR worse the Hillary.

John B said...

I don't know if she quite matches Hillary's nasal stridency.

But she has to know that everybody knows she's a total phony.

Like her hubby!

Scott said...

So...
She fly's to Spain, hangs/has lunch with the higher ups - HORRORS!
She does down to earth/subdued - HORRORS!
Which is it?
Hypocrisy ensues if you demand both.

Robert Langham said...

Did the Secret Service screen the guy in the skirt? Is he lecturing on chicken husbandry? Is she listening?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

It buuuuuuuuurns...

s4e4 said...

Pickled okra is great, but not really much of a gift.....Kind of like dvd collections of his speeches.....El Cheapo comes to mind

SpeakerTweaker said...

Michelle Antoinette? OMG. You are brilliant!



tweaker

FatWhiteMan said...

I just watched the new Robin Hood movie. In a scene where King John's mother is counselling him, she made a reference to milking a cow dry. John turns to her and says "spare me your barnyard memories. You don't have any and I really don't understand them".

I thought of that when I saw this pic.