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Could the Obamas be any more “let ‘em eat cake”?

What are we trying to prove here, with the transformation of the South Lawn of the White House – in February – into a Claude Monet-inspired water-lily garden for the state dinner to honor French premier Francois Hollande?  Seriously, the guy’s not even bringing a Sig-O: someone to at least look glamorous in a Dior gown and some bangles or something.  All we get to see is his beagle-like mug suspended over a tux.  How much is this costing the American taxpayer?

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Equally to the point, why is Monet being used as the inspiration for a costly, over-the-top outdoors-in-the-dead-of-winter shindig, when it would be more appropriate – and a lot cheaper – to go with an iconic image from American art?

At LU, we’ve assembled some lower-budget suggestions.  Come up with your own, if you like.  The possibilities are endless.

James Whistler, Portrait of the Artist’s Mother

Thomas Hart Benton, Arts of the West

See the rest On the QT

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  2. Hollande is the most pro-American and pro-Israel French President since the 1950s. And he was also the prime target of the horrible "Day of Anger" protest that also featured vile expressions of anti-Semitism just a few weeks ago. We should be supporting and saluting him, not ridiculing the state dinner in his honor!

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