Conservatives Sites Attack Michelle Obama For Wearing Borrowed Jewelry

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Michelle Obama Derangement Syndrome continues unabated in the right wing media.

Several sites have picked up a story at the website CultureMap.com that reported on Obama's choice of jewelry at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York. From CultureMap, with emphasis added:

That was no ordinary bling on the wrist of First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC fundraiser in New York Tuesday night. Those fancy diamond cuffs were the creation of 23-year-old Katie Decker, whose namesake jewelry line has been making a serious splash since her graduation from Texas A&M two years ago.

The native Houstonian is over the moon with the fab pub that photos of the first lady in Katie Decker are already providing. Michelle Obama's stylist picked up the bracelets at Katie's showroom in Fragments in Soho. The bracelets were on loan for the evening; a common practice in the fashion industry. You can see more photos of the Obamas from the evening here by checking out the Gotham Hall event.

If you've been saving your nickels and dimes, the cuffs are available locally at Judith Ann Jewels. The First Lady wore Katie's Lotus cuff priced at $15,000 with 2.9 carats of diamonds, her Gothic cuff at $15,350 with 2.17 carats in diamonds and the Quatrefoil bracelet at $11,800 with 1.73 carats in diamonds.

Or, as Drudge Report wrote it:

Fox Nation also picked up the story and included excerpts -- but not the line about the jewelry being "on loan for the evening":

Right on cue, the story was picked up by Jim Hoft. He headlined his post "Everyone Must Sacrifice... Michelle Obama Wears $42,000 in Bling to DNC Fundraiser":

The economy may have had its first downgrade.

But not the Obamas.

In January 2009, before the president signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama lectured America saying,

"Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good... Everyone must have some skin in the game."

Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama wore $42,000 in bling to a DNC fundraiser this week.

The accusation that Obama was being extravagant because she wore borrowed jewelry is the latest in a long line of deranged attacks on her.

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