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The First Lady, 47, chose to wear Miss Decker's Lotus cuff, with 2.9 carats of diamonds, costing $15,000, the Gothic cuff with 2.17 carats of diamonds, costing $15,350, and the $11,800 Quatrefoil bracelet with 1.73 carats of diamonds to the Gotham Hall event. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Originally posted by irsuccubus
reply to post by AKINOFTHEFIRSSTARS
Self improvement!! What is this heresy you speak of!?! Why its the clucking of ones tongue over the doings of others rather than taking personal inventory that made this country great!! Our entire media is based upon it as is our foreign policy. We must never stop peeking over the fence...checking our neighbors paper and pawing through the garbage of those we deem unlike us.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
they aren't "servants"... they are employees.
In fact, according to Anita McBride, Laura Bush's former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Bush had between 24 and 26 staffers working for her by the end of her husband's second term in office. It's therefore fair to say that the size of Michelle Obama's staff is not "unprecedented," but rather on a par with her immediate predecessor's.
Moreover, according to the Associated Press, several other First Ladies had larger numbers of personnel working for them than Michelle Obama does:
A look at some first ladies and their staff sizes:
Laura Bush: Between 24 and 26 by end of President George W. Bush's term in 2009, according to Anita McBride, Mrs. Bush's chief of staff.
Lady Bird Johnson, whose signature issue was beautifying roadways, had a staff of 30, said Stacy A. Cordery, a history professor at Montmouth College in Illinois who studies first ladies.
Betty Ford had almost the same number.
Jacqueline Kennedy, who made renovating the White House her cause, had about 40 people on staff, Cordery said.
Originally posted by MysticPearl
$113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)