Her Highness, the Missus Big O, spent some time before Christmas shopping for a few essentials. According to The Telegraph, she and the Queen of Qatar visited a thrift shop called Agent Provocateur, located in Manhattan.
For their shopping spree, several blocks of Madison Avenue were blocked off. Apparently, they had the store to themselves.
Missus O spent a reported $50,000 in the store.
What does Agent Provocateur sell? High end lingerie (no pun intended). Take a look at their web site, you will be shocked at the prices.
I don't care what she buys to (hopefully) please her husband with. I do believe that she could have done so at a less exclusive store, and not spent quite so much. I would be very interested to know who paid for it - the trip, the security, the garments ... I have a hard time believing that the Big O would write a check that big himself.
The hypocrisy is truly astounding. This person, who tries to portray herself and her husband as every day middle class Americans fighting for the little people, blows $50 large on lingerie? The arrogance is unbelievable. These two truly believe they are Royalty. What do the 99% ers think about this?
Have you seen anything in the mainstream media about this? Of course not. Turn it around - if Sarah Palin had done this, it would be headline news for at least a week.
Update - spokespersons for Missus O have categorically denied that this took place. It will be interesting to see how this plays out - if it is false, then Agent Provocateur would seem to be lying. They came out and publicly stated that Missus O's visit was responsible for a substantial sales increase in the days leading up to Christmas. We will see ...