Indeed, the ring that Barack Obama has gifted Michelle with is made of rhodium, the world`s most expensive metal and encrusted with diamonds. ***
At a time when millions of Americans are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure, with unemployment spiraling out of control, and with ordinary people struggling mightily just to survive, President-elect Obama has seen fit to spend $30,000 on a ring for Michelle.
What about all of that "spread the wealth" socialist pap, Mr. President-elect?
Perhaps the ring fit for a queen is a symbol of a love so profound that it justifies the exorbitant expense? Actually the stated purpose was a lavish `thank you` for Michelle`s "support" in getting Barack elected.
Which begs the question, "Was her support ever in doubt? Did Michelle threaten to vote for John McCain in order to extort a magnificent ring from her dearly beloved?"
More questions: Why not a dozen roses, a box of chocolate, and a rousing "Atta girl!"
In the worst economic downturn in 80 years, a simple thank you e-mail or e-card would have been more than adequate for most women.
Even more questions:
How many homeless people would $30,000 feed? How many delinquent loans could be "cured", allowing needy Americans to remain in their homes for the holidays?
How would Obama`s impoverished half-brother benefit from such a gift in Kenya? Why not use those funds to deport and settle illegal alien Auntie in Kenya, and off the backs of American taxpayers?
Instead, the mother of all rings is being hastily crafted by Italian designer Giovanni Bosco for January`s inauguration ceremony and the balls that will follow.
All of which proves that Barack Obama`s clarion call to "spread the wealth" is a hypocritical rant meant for Joe the Plumber and average Americans, but NOT the elitist class of liberals about to descend on Washington, D.C.