While some might be alarmed by the Obama administration’s freshly-announced plans to cut more than 40,000 troops over the next two years, there’s no need to fear that they’ve gone all Draconian on us suddenly.Coming to us via The Daily Mail:
Michelle Obama has given a touch-up to the White House State Dining Room, the latest interior design change that will endure long after she leaves the building at a cost of $595,000.
Her modest changes to the room where many dinners and other events are held follow this year’s more dramatic remake of the Old Family Dining Room and the unveiling of the Obama china service.
Check out the photo below and decide for yourself whether you think the table’s worth $600K:
Given the timing of this dining room table news — on the heels of the plans to cut more than 40,000 troops — perhaps we should give the Obamas some credit for understanding that when you spend more in one area, you need to cut in another.
Now, if we could just talk about priorities… I guess when you’re the Obamas and you have all your Hollywood elite friends to entertain, things like a new dining room table are important. Whereas troops to defend the enemy you don’t really want to beat anyway … not so much.