Well, the thrill may no longer be running up Chris Matthews’ leg, but over at CNN, his less partisan counterpart, seems to have gotten whatever thrill the MSNBC host lost. Just got back from doing cardio at the gym and was treated to three-quarters of an hour of breathless coverage of President Obama’s first state dinner honoring India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
Sally Quinn, fresh from questioning Sarah Palin’s faith on the O’Reilly Factor and on her blog, was gushing over the First Lady’s dress. Her eyes lit up and she became animated when Larry King gave her the chance to talk about Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe. “This is high fashion!” “What a striking woman!” “Jackie O has met her match!”
Then, they brought on Neeam Khan, the man who designed the dress for this most divine woman. “Oh what a gift to humanity you are!” gushed Ms. Sally. “That you have it within you to clothes worthy of this striking woman!” “Clearly you must be the first man to design the peplos for the next Panathenaia!”
Wonder if Larry ever so convered a state dinner during the George W. Bush years and if ever brought on the designer of any of Laura’s dresses while having a Republican partisan coo over the excellence of that classy First Lady’s attire.