Want your picture taken with First Lady Michelle Obama? You got 5 grand?
The first lady is doing two events in town, a panel discussion with representatives from the left-leaning Emily’s List, NARAL and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health at the Institute of Contemporary Arton March 9. A ticket to that event can be had for the bargain basement price of $500.
But the “formal dinner and photo opportunity” with Mrs. O that follows is the big ticket item: $5,000 a head (or $2,500 for preferred seating and no pic).
Now you may recall that Michelle’s hubby blew through Boston last spring and did a pack of Kodak moments for $10,000 a pop. And back in March 2010, a similar Barack photo shoot went for $15,000. Leading us to wonder: Do the falling prices reflect the prez’s poll numbers????
I’m sure that the OWS protesters will be proud! Nothing screams 99% like charging common folks $5,000 to take a picture with you. But, to be fair, with the economy booming like it is, what’s $5,000? I’m sure that all the unemployed people will find that doable. Who knows, maybe Obama will call for a tax on millionaires to subsidize pictures with Michelle. Who’d be surprised?