my sununu-sense is tingling

John Sununu Knows The Real Story Behind Michelle Obama’s Dress

this dress cost thiiiiis much

Known government-teat succubus Michelle Obama showed up to the first night of the DNC in a shiny frock, much like the shiny frocks worn by Target addicted upwardly-mobile assholes who park their Camrys like they’re BMWs at your local Pier 1. (Joking, who goes to Pier 1?)

Allegedly, this dress cost around $400 or so. John Sununu, known fashionisto, believes that Michelle Obama is lying.

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu questioned reports that the Tracey Reese dress Michelle Obama wore for her convention address Tuesday night cost $350 on a conference call with reporters Wednesday.¬†Sununu accused the Obama campaign of peddling several lies, including the cost of the dress: “somehow I don’t think that’s the truth either.”

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Here are a bunch of Tracey Reese dresses at Nordstrom. The most expensive one on the list is $595. Everything else is $350-$450. I am presuming that John Sununu buys his light summer dresses straight from the designer herself, probably over mimosas and hyperbolic screaming at nearby objects that look like Chris Matthews, so maybe he pays more?

[Talking Points Memo]

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313 comments

    1. FakaktaSouth

      Yeah, typical. When you hate someone for no reason, and have no real reason to say anything hateful, attack their clothes. He's a catty bitch.

      1. sullivanst

        He can't even attack the clothes themselves, so he has to put words in the campaign's mouth so he can claim they're lies (the campaign didn't put a price on the dress, but the NYT's reporting is easily confirmed)

        It's all a verbose and roundabout way of saying "she's a ni-CLANG"

    2. chicken_thief

      Where's the expertise of the Wasilla contingent when you need it? Get Greta and the Grizz on this, stat.

        1. Geminisunmars

          At first I thought "but Hils is in East Timor, or somewhere" and then I thought – "oh, right."

      1. Mittens Howell, III

        There once was a man named Sununu
        who flounced in his Tracey Reese tutu
        he barfed in a cup
        when Michelle showed him up
        then he ate it like warm ramen noodles

      2. Geminisunmars

        There once was a man named Sununu
        Whose utterance was really a loo-loo
        When a Republican cries
        You can bet it's all lies
        Because that is all they can do-do

      3. JerkCade

        There once was a man name Sununu
        Who knew none of the things a guru knew.
        Spouting daffy flim flam? Sure!
        All the folks in New Hampshire
        Knew Sununu's reviews lacked a clue (True!).

      4. Nibbler of Niblonia

        There once was a gov from New Hampshire
        Filled with self loathing, for damn sure
        He'd dabble in butt play
        And insult the first lay-day
        His head stuck in his own anal fissure

      5. mrblifil

        There once was a man named Sununu
        whose front lobes degraded to poo poo
        his pronouncements were heinous!
        Fuck him in the anus,
        til my dick from his throat protrudes through-through.

  1. FakaktaSouth

    I just think he had taken some of Rebecca's acid and the dress was all tripping him out, so it muuuuust have been like a millllllion dollars man…

  2. IonaTrailer

    I think it will *retail* for under $400 – but that may not be what it cost which I'm betting was NOTHING – she got it fo' free from Tracy Reese. Welfare queen.

        1. ALIVE!

          Ahem. The way it goes, is, "You know who ELSE tried to get free clothes through her political connections?"

    1. kittensdontlie

      It's obvious that she skimped on her hairdo to buy that dress. That wayward curl she had flying off to the side, was distracting but gave her that down-to-earthiness that's adorable.

        1. Chet Kincaid_

          Is this more of that Gabby Douglas hair bitchery, like during the Olympics?! I thought the First Lady looked fine, but my wife had to get catty about a lock of hair I didn't even notice.

          1. Jukesgrrl

            Same here. I saw it on the reruns of the speech yesterday, but when I was watching live I never noticed it. And I noticed immediately that Rep. Allyson Schwartz from Philadelphia had a new do that made her look years younger (to distract from a facelift?), so it's not as if I don't pay attention to those things.

      1. sewollef

        "That wayward curl she had flying off to the side, was distracting but gave her that down-to-earthiness that's adorable."

        …..down-to-earthiness that's fuckable. Isn't that what you meant to say?

        1. chicken_thief

          That would be the lock that tickles my tummy as her head bobs. But to your question – ya. Immanently.

  3. ManchuCandidate

    He has the exact same one in his closet. Snusnu's upset because he wanted to wear that to the DC correspondent's dinner and now thanks to Mish he can't.

    Snu-snu is one ugly and fat mean girl.

    1. VaWyo

      He should still wear it and then US or People will put it on their "who wore it best" page. This would be the first time the split was 100% to 0%.

      1. Jus_Wonderin

        You are right. Then, I am talking about the ones that lie so much in this cycle calling the ones that don't lie so much…liars.

  4. jaytingle

    This is from a prominent Romney campaign representative. And Romney is in a statistical dead heat with Obama. I am going back to cuteoverload.com.

    1. miss_grundy

      I was watching PBS and they mentioned that the Mittster will not be watching the Prez's speech tonight. What a douchebag!

      1. NorthStarSpanx

        Although the Ryan marathon lie unwittingly made her a admirable runner. I'd rather people stop referencing her unless it's a measuring stick to ineptness or colossal political mistakes.

  5. BaldarTFlagass

    I guess Sununu reckons Michelle should make her own clothes at home, between her sandwich-making and husband-pleasuring and floor-mopping chores.

    1. Goonemeritus

      He would be fine with any of those as long as she isn’t crowding up the Woolworth’s lunch counter.

      1. docterry6973

        I with you. $10 says FLOTUS could handle a Butterick pattern if the play came up. Her mom taught her that, I bet.

    1. Beowoof

      For quite awhile I have had trouble distinguishing what republicans actually say from Onion headlines. Thus, I would conclude it hasn't made sense for a long time now.

    2. Tundra Grifter

      You have to put it into context – The Infinite Conservative Payback Loop.

      Richard Nixon was almost impeached. So the GNoP had to go after Bill Clinton and try to get him impeached.

      George Bush was inarticulate. So the Republicans go after Mr. Obama and his use of the Teleprompter.

      Nancy Reagan was accused of accepting designer clothes and not reporting them on her financial disclosure forms. So the "conversatives" go after Michelle Obama's dresses.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        I see what you mean, but that might make a little too much logical sense (in a crazy sort of way).

        I think it might just be that they are deranged rabid bats, flittering dementedly around the room and bouncing off the window glass of sanity.

    3. Chichikovovich

      I think it's meant to be part of a "Michele and Barack Obama were really super privileged and that whole "struggle" story was BS" rejoinder. They don't want to damage the tuna in the basement apartment – Mitt knew struggle, nobody knows the trouble he's seen, etc. narrative.

      One of the Breitbart losers already has a post up on pointing out that [after Harvard Law School] they actually did pretty well. How surprising.

      So they don't want people to know that the dress was bought at the same place voters shop, unlike "the eagle knawing at a nipple" top Ann R. wore when trying to look "casual".

      1. SorosBot

        Yeah, after law school. Note that there were many years before that. Unlike the Romneys, who both grew up super-rich and never knew what it's like to even be upper class, much less struggle.

        1. Chichikovovich

          Of course – that was why I stuck in the parenthetical remark about HLS.I did notice that the “Selling a bunch of the stock his dad gave him” part of the Mitt and Ann Romney life-and-death struggle in university story seemed to have been cut. For reasons of time, no doubt.—

        2. Chet Kincaid_

          Current TV has a nice, though rather simplified, documentary about Obama's career from graduating Columbia through becoming a Senator, running for the last couple of weeks. He put up with a lot of flack and frustration serving the community here in Chicago in the '80s and '90s, when he could have been making beaucoup bucks.

          1. miss_grundy

            To me, Mr. Obama is the Jackie Robinson of presidential politics. The man has had to face down some serious racism without going down into the gutter. That is why Eastwood's performance art made me so mad. Mr. Obama has never used foul language in talking to all these assholes even though he looks like he could cuss a blue streak.

            I really hopes he fires the crowd up tonight and gives the kind of killer speech that will make Republican heads explode. And then I want him to hand Mitten's head to him at the debates. FIRED UP AND READY TO GO!

  6. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Ann Romney's dress was woven from the hair of aborted fetuses and dyed with the blood of kittens. That shit ain't cheap!

  7. Hera Sent Me

    When Sununu is bellyaching on November 7th about how stupid we are for having reelected President Obama, I'm going to laugh until I barf.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      And when he starts bitching on January 20th about Michelle's inauguration outfits, I will laugh even harder.

  8. Goonemeritus

    Where is Ken Starr when we need him most, an investigation into dressgate needs to be undertaken immediately. If it takes 10 years and $70 million it will be time and money well spent.

  9. PuckStopsHere

    Republicans have become experts in the price of women's clothing since the selection of their last veep nominee, for some reason…

  10. Callyson

    Let's see, Paul Ryan lied about Obama's record on Medicare, welfare, and at least four other issues, and was so blatant that even FOX News' website called him out and had the evidence to do so…

    …so, the GOP response is to accuse our side of lying about the cost of a dress, with zero information…

    This has been one dumb ass campaign from one dumb ass party: can't wait to see what the Reeps come up with next…

      1. KeepFnThatChicken

        No one ever commented on how gay that rainbow-hued terror-alert system looked.

        …and I mean "gay" in a good way.

  11. MacRaith

    Lies? The Romney campaign has lied about everything from Romney's employment history with Bain to Ryan's marathon time. Meanwhile, the fact-checkers are giving Bill Clinton a 100% on his fact-filled speech last night. Tell me again who is peddling lies?

      1. Steverino247

        There's nothing like a high grade BJ. Since it's my birthday, I might actually get one of those later this evening.

    1. Arborista

      And I will search out a packing knife. (And then look around for someone who doesn't throw like a girl.)

      1. Dr_Zoidberg

        Hey, I throw like a girl because I am girl. Ok, a woman. Ok, a middle-aged woman.

        Ok, racing rapidly toward 50 years old, but that's neither here nor there.

          1. Dr_Zoidberg

            The awesomeness of Dr. Zoidberg transcends antiquated notions of gender!!

            Also, Otto the pilot is fantastic!

  12. Oblios_Cap

    At $450, Ann could have bought less than half a shirt.

    Those people in that White House are such peasants.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      Refreshing that someone has apparently shoved an old gym sock into that gaping, caterwauling maw, isn't it?

      She must be going nuts at all the women invited to speak and none of them are her and no one cares. Wait until Gabby leads the Pledge of Allegiance tonight.

    2. Chet Kincaid_

      Sarah Palin was tranqued and tagged in order to get her into all that high-fashion stuff in 2008. As soon as the tranq wore off, it was back to her usual "Governors Of Wal-Mart" attire.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Okay, "Governors of Walmart" attire is good!

        It certainly explains the bizarre superman-shirt-low-rise-capris-bondage-platform-shoes a few weeks ago at a fundraising event.

  13. rickmaci

    Really? That's it?? Michelle Obama's dress is their best shot for the day after Bill Clinton shredded their lying asses like a John Deere mowing down the grass???

    Bwhahahahahhahahahhahah.

  14. ChessieNefercat

    No, no, John. You're mistaken. You're thinking of the higher cost of the dresses you buy in the Ladies Plus section.

  15. dcjdjay

    Me thinks the Sununu is jealous that his man boobs don't look quite as good in a dress as the FLOTUS' lady ones.

  16. Hammiepants

    Seriously, Fat Boy, that's all you got? Some Project-Runway level bitchery? Better look into how much that mani cost while you're at it there, Sherlock. AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW!

  17. e_z

    Oh my god, please no
    Sununu in a dress,
    my eyes hurt, they bleed.

    (bowing politely at the subdued response to my Haiku)

    1. Goonemeritus

      We sit here on our” loathsome spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker's cuss for the struggling artist”

  18. MissTaken

    I assume Sununununununu spoke about Ann's $1500+ Oscar de la Renta dress and $500+ Stuart Weitzman shoes, too, right?!

      1. MissTaken

        Yes! Frankly, de la Renta has been phoning it in for years. He dressed Laura Bush in all her unsexy librarian suits, yuck. The only dress of his that I can remember looking cute in the last 15 years was the pink dress that Alexsandr gave Carrie on Sex and the City. Otherwise, for all that moolah, meh.

  19. Estproph

    Welcome to Sununu's Tailor Shop. Whether you want jackets, we got jackets. You want trousers, we got trousers. This is a good time, believe me. We’re having a big sale. Tremendous. Positively the lowest prices. Maybe you need a nice double-knit. Incidental, I’m stuck with three pieces corduroy.

          1. Jukesgrrl

            Long before there was the sex act, there was the outfit.A double-knit suit in plaid and/or ice cream colors was a Cleveland.Adding a white belt and white slip-on shoes made it a FULL Cleveland.

    1. chicken_thief

      Well, Ann did raise five fine white sons so she deserves every thing she gets. That negroidal doctoral holder with two blah girls however, not so much.

  20. fawkedifiknow

    Wasn't it his criticism of Barbara Bush's clothes that got his fat ass fired by that one-term loser president, Geo. H. W. Bush?

    What's next,? We'll hear from that Big Hair Girl (Sarah Palin) about Michelle's taste in clothes?

    1. Jukesgrrl

      No, it was about his profligate spending of government cash on personal things. Daddy Bush got testy when 40 newspapers wrote EDITORIALS about Snooznu's use of government planes and limos for personal trips.

      The most outrageous described accurately by Wiki: He "traveled to a rare stamp auction at Christie's auction house in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, spending $5,000 on rare stamps. Sununu then sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet."

    1. sullivanst

      Looks like that was written before the two most recent installments from Steve Benen

      So, make that 600 lies in 32 weeks. Actually I think it's 33 – Benen took a week off somewhere in there.

      And, they're not 600 different lies. Romney has favorite lies he tells over and over and over and over again, no matter how often they're debunked by how many fact checkers, viz. "gutting welfare reform" (thanks, Bill Clinton, for taking him to the woodshed over that one last night).

  21. rickmaci

    Takes real brass for a guy that looks like John Shamumu to criticize a woman that looks like Michelle Obama. (Roll eyes, pause.)

  22. mustangsavvy

    What Sununu really meant to say:

    "GIRL. Snaps UP! That is a fabulous dress, diva!! Oooohhhhh I bet you paid BIG money. Go on, girl, flaunt what the good Lord gave you! Oh bitch, I hate you for having fabulous arms! Kisses darling, let's have lunch soon, yes?"

  23. Boojum

    I think John should be much more concerned about the accuracy of Hellfire missiles fired from a Predator drone than he is about the cost of that dress. Particularly give what a LARGE target he makes.

  24. mustangsavvy

    IRONY – Sununu wants us to leave rich Republicans alone to buy their 8th holiday home complete with car elevators and a private beach because…..job creators, Ayn Rand, Atlas fucking Shrugged or farted or whateever. But he's gonna go right ahead and rip into FLOTUS for buying a *GASP* expensive dress.

    Another example of It's Ok if You're A Republican.

    Fuck off, Sununu, ya dickhead.

  25. rickmaci

    If I was the guy married to Michelle Obama, I would get my ass to New Hampshire, find that fat prick and bounce a basketball off his head so hard you would be able to read the word Spaulding spelled backwards on his forehead.

  26. Antispandex

    I know that I should know this, but who is John Sununu? I was thinking maybe he was on that Queer Eye show, or maybe Say Yes To The Dress? I have no idea what a dress costs. Should I even be able to vote? Now this election just got REALLY hard.

  27. Blunderthing

    John Sununu looked up from sucking a dick to wipe the semen from his 600 dollar dress and then went back to sucking a dick. Where are the tax returns?

  28. owhatever

    America wants to see the long-form receipt, notarized, to prove that this Negress didn't just steal that dress or buy it with her food stamps before driving away in her limousine.

  29. fuflans

    see, here's the thing john, dems actually don't NEED to lie. in spite of the fact that the economy sucks, job growth is low and america is tired and sad, dems are willing to have a debate on real things – actual history, specific policy choices, etc.

    you won't – b/c you know all your side has is a blasted record, policy choices america won't support and a loud ugly group that is steering you off a cliff.

    so yeah, go ahead and ponder about the cost of michelle's fucking dress.

    no matter what happens in this election, you'reon the wrong side of history.

    oh. and fuck you for ensuring that we don't have a policy debate that we actually need. asshole.

  30. La_Cieca

    Sununu added, "I mean, she looks like a disco pumpkin! She's got a Holly Hobby halter top and avocado dinner napkins tucked in her sides! The next thing you know, it's big button earrings and she's on The Facts of Life!"

  31. proudgrampa

    That woman would look gorgeous with a potato sack on those shoulders.

    Some people (the President) have all the luck in the world.

    1. Jimmyone

      yeah, I was just thinking the same thing…When Bill was talking about nominating the Prez he said some thing about "I want the person who married this woman (Michelle) as my president" or something like that.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        I thought it was cute how Michelle blushed when he said that (Bill, you old dog, you!).

        I also thought that Barack probably arranged to increase Michelle's SS protection.

  32. DahBoner

    Wait! I thought Sununu was busy flying around on the starship Enterprise.

    What's he doing back on Earth so soon????

  33. NellCote71

    The GOP lecturing us on wardrobe costs? I am looking at you Sarah Palin. And at you Ann Romney. And at you Cindy McCain. This is like Newt Gringrich braying about the sanctity of marriage.

  34. BlueStateLibel

    Just had a hilarious image of John Sunnunu wearing that pink dress, seams abustin' all over, thanks.

  35. zippy_w_pinhead

    I thought we weren't supposed to be jealous of success? Wouldn't a pricey dress be something to celebrate, not criticize, in their eyes?

  36. Toomush_Infer

    Sununu was brought in to be the "double down" liar for the Romney campaign….others may falter when confronted with facts, but John can be counted on to further obfuscate the clear farcity of lie-based idiocrasms with extended and fresh venomy lies, each further from the truth….at this point, he's probably itching to test for Bill's semen on Michelle's dress…watch for it…

  37. Pat_Pending

    They really got nothing. This is starting to remind me of that Allstate commercial with the guy who's jealous of his neighbor's sport vehicles, finally just saying, "Well, his dog's… stupid…"

    And then the guy next to him sez, "Poodles are one of the most intelligent dog breeds."

  38. ChessieNefercat

    Say, John, why don't you wander on over to Soledad O'Brien's show to discuss this matter? Be sure to wear your nicest dress and I'm sure that this time, Soledad will give you all the respect you deserve.**

    **Just like she did last time.

  39. Eve8Apples

    I hope Sununu is helping prep Rmoney for the debates.

    John: "So when the President summarizes the disastrous economic shitstorm he inherited from the last GOP administration, I want you to pull out your September issue of Vogue and go all Anna Wintour on his ass. That will win you the female vote."

  40. docterry6973

    $350? For $350 I'd buy it. Not for myself you understand, because I definitely do not wear feminine attire, never ever, no matter what you might have heard to the contrary.

  41. arduinohacker

    I suspect Sununu has those inflated dress numbers from what he sees on his wife's VISA card.

    I know if I had to sleep with that popmous twit, I'd expect dresses in the high 3 digits.

  42. anniegetyerfun

    I am perfectly content talking about spousal clothing during elections, because how else would I vent about Ann's Nipple Eye Fish Bird Shirt?

    But to assume that someone is lying about the price of something that can probably easily be verified via Google… I mean, what does Sununu think this is? A Paul Ryan speech?

  43. Jukesgrrl

    Just for the record, here are some fashion numbers from the 2008 Republican convention. The attractive jacket Palin wore during her hockey mom address was a Valentino priced by Saks Fifth Avenue at $2,500. The dress Cindy McCain wore on opening night was a $3,000 Oscar de la Renta number. She was also wearing a $4,500 Chanel watch with diamond jewelry that experts were unable to price accurately. Personally, I don't begrudge Cindy. I'd never spend money in that way, but she's got it and if she wants to spend it on designer stuff, it's not even her husband's cash, let along the RNC's. As for Ann Romney, she spends more on hair ribbons for Rafalca than Michelle's dress cost.

  44. TavariousChinaSmith

    Well, the dress may have cost $350, but I know for a fact (don't ask me how) that she wears $7000 gold lamé pyjamas to bed.

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