Over at OTB, James notes Page Six:

Lisa Schiffren of NRO’s The Corner passes on a NY Post Page Six report that — brace yourself –  Michelle Obama ordered some expensive food!

While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.

Schriffren reckons this set this ran $350 and laments the decline of the American political class.

And I think rightly so. At least, some of them… yes, even most. But the devil is in the details. One commenter there, in his usual sneer issues one of the more lame comments I’ve seen in a month of such from him.

Yay… gossip columns…

At this point, I dive in:

Note, please, that nobody has disputed the facts shown in the story.

Now, will they, I suppose. The problem of course is not the source of the story, but it’s rather clear implications.  Watch.

And, goodness, when did National Review, founded by the late unapologetic plutocrat William F. Buckley, Jr., start banging the faux populism drum?

About 2 seconds after Obama decided it was important to his image. What, after all, is Obama running on, but a populist appeal, when he stands up at the Al Smith dinner… a white tie affair…

Beyond the walls of this hotel, on the streets of one of the greatest cities in the wealthiest nation on earth, there are men and women and children who have fallen on hard times and hard luck, who can’t find work, or even a job that pays enough to keep a roof over their heads. Some are hanging on just by a thread.

And so the Obamas, expressing their love and concern, go back to the room and consume lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne. The concern of the Oabamas for the less fortunate, and their connection with everyman is obvious, ain’t it?

The point being of course, not that the folks at NR are about supporting the poor, this is no measurement of that. What it does measure rather well, though, is the hypocrisy inherent in the Obamas.

Not unlike the stories we keep hearing about ‘Dear Leader’ , or Fidel Castro, or, Stalin. All of whom lived like kings, while their people… the people they expressed all their concern and love for.,… that they claimed were all equals, all comrades in the ‘change’, the people upon whose hopes these dear leaders rose to power,  did without… The similarity is so striking, the warning bell so loud and clear, that nobody should be able to miss the message. This is the Obama’s ‘Let them eat cake’ moment. I wonder, though how many will see this for what it is. The one thing I can tell you about this is that nobody can ignore the obvious conclusions here, save by an act of will.

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