do you think the public is to critical of president and first ladys wardrobe

United States
January 21, 2009 2:23am CST
I was reading more on the inaugration of president Obama and his wife. Many of the sites that give insider views had at least one title that had some thing to do with their attire for the ceremonys. To me it doesnt matter what they were wearing they are just human and every human even though they dont want to admit it has days they just dont feel fresh. Im interested in your opinion do you think the attire matters?
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I think this is the first collection where clothing has actually been discussed. I don't recall anyone talking about the clothing of Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton (prior to this election), Barbara Bush, or Nancy Reagan regarding their clothing. This year we have the left wing extremists complaining and trying to make a scandal out of how much money the RNC spent on clothing for Palin, and people can't stop talking about how ugly Michelle Obama's clothes are. Granted, the dress she wore last night was hideous, but frankly, I don't care and I can't understand why anyone else does. One thing I do think this proves is that money spent on Palin's wardrobe was money well spent. Women come under much more scrutiny for stupid things like this than men do.
• United States
21 Jan 09
this is one reason i dont think wearing a designer dress matters wear jeans and a tshirt if you like. I had a question after the whole palin incident if we pay for her dresses what gave her the write to wear such high end dresses it didnt make her any bigger or better then she is today.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Well "we" didn't pay for Sarah Palin's clothes unless we gave money to the RNC. I didn't give money to the RNC. I wouldn't give money to any political party. Politician, maybe, political party, never. The people who did give money to the RNC gave with it, the permission to use it as they saw fit, specifically to get other republicans elected. If you gave money to the RNC And don't approve of how they spent it, tell them. Inform them that if they would like you to keep giving them money they should spend it differently. I think Sarah Palin's clothes were very nice and I feel that was evidenced by the fact that even her opponents were completely incapable of criticizing them, except to jump in on the lame smears over how much was spent. Those people typically didn't know, or care to learn, the truth about that issue.
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Critiquing the First Ladies wardrobe is the fun part of the inauguration and I'd hate to have it taken away. In this day and age it is also not so very frivolous as some might think. The garment industry has been pretty hard hit in this economic turndown and a new First Lady who favors American designers might provide a mini bailout for Seventh Avenue. A bailout that can save even a few jobs and won't cost the taspayer a dime...nothing frivolous about that.
• United States
21 Jan 09
i understand what you are saying the reason for the post was in years past i have not heard much about the president and first ladies attire i was shocked it matters to americans.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I think people are taking it way too far this time around. Not that long ago someone called me racist because of my comment over Michelle's "blood splatter pattern" dress. I thought it was a god awful looking dress and would have thought the same no matter who was wearing it. Because it happened to be Michelle wearing it, that made me a racist according to this person. I think the clothes should fit the occasion.
• United States
21 Jan 09
ohh i agree and i also agree that just because a person is wearing an out fit that is terrible weather they be any race the out is terrible
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
21 Jan 09
I think it's interesting (and telling) that the cost of Gov. Palin's campaign wardrobe was a "scandal", but all anyone says about the Obama's wordrobe is either how good they look, or wonder if wardrobe is a legitimate topic of conversation in the first place. But more to your point... How celebrities dress at a formal function is part of our popular culture. To fight it is about the same as trying to convince the nation that heavy metal should be played at a formal ball.
• United States
21 Jan 09
I just dont understand how one person or maybe two can dictate what is tastefull and what is trash. I personally think they both looked tip top but i know some who dont share my point of view
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Jan 09
hi pretty girl..as a first lady of the land she must be wearing an appropriate attire for any ocassion that she will be attending...its just that people will comment or have their eyes on her..its but natural that way..just like celebrities...in my case ..of course im very much particular with what the first lady should wear..the cost must be in question here since its the taxpayers money we are talking about ...even though if she buy it with her own money..she must be tackful in a way too..
• United States
21 Jan 09
i agree on the money part the one area im shady about it how the public reacts to their attire, because we dont all share the same tastes in clothing i think there is a fine line between good attire and poor attire.. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and respond
• United States
22 Jan 09
I do not think it matters so much, though others would disagree as they believe it shows how they are able to identify with mainstream America. I think, these comments are made a lot of the time out of just not knowing anything else to say.