RUSH: You know what Beckel said? Beckel said to Obama: Would you lose the British lady in the mink? That's Anna Wintour. Would you lose the British lady in the mink? That was Beckel's advice to Obama. Last night was the big dinner party at Sarah Jessica Parker's. Do you know what happened there? It is reported in the New York Post today that Anna Wintour basically kicked Sarah Jessica Parker and her kids out of the house (or up to the second floor) and totally redecorated the place!
Have you ever heard of the term "shabby chic"? That is how the New York Post describes Sarah Jessica Parker's house. The decor is shabby chic. I've never heard it, either. I don't know what it is. But they had... It's in the Post. Apparently, people were over there Windexing doorknobs. This place is made out to be an absolute pigsty that Anna Wintour had to go into and clean. No, I'm telling you that's how it's written. There are people cleaning the doorknobs, washing the windows, taking a piano upstairs, moving furniture out, moving furniture in.
Anna Wintour was supposedly supervising it. She denied it. (paraphrased) "No, I just happened to be there when this was happening." Shabby chic. This is what she... Sarah Jessica Parker, who lives and dies by PR, buzz, public image. What's she done since Sex in the City? Nothing. What's she done? She lives... I mean, these are people made and broken by the media. And in the New York Post today -- which loves Sarah Jessica Parker. I mean, they love all these people. They want access. In the Post, her place is described as shabby chic.
It's described as so filthy that Anna Wintour had to go over there, move old furniture out and move new stuff in that wasn't shabby chic. The doorknobs were so filthy, they had to clean all those things off. I'm not kidding you.
RUSH: All right, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour hosted this thing at Sarah Jessica Parker's house, and the New York Post reports on it. I just want to share this. Here's the story. Anna Wintour "was photographed with her daughter Bee Shaffer paying a visit to Parker and Matthew Broderick's West Village townhouse..." By the way, he wasn't there last night. He had a show, they said. So Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine dominatrix -- editrix, editrix -- and "her daughter Bee Shaffer paying a visit to Parker and Matthew Broderick's West Village townhouse just as movers were hauling furniture in and out to prep for yesterday's $80,000-per-couple fund-raiser ...
"Sources said the fashion oracle wanted to clean out [Sarah Jessica Parker]'s 'shabby chic' furniture. One told us, 'Anna was going crazy about the decorating. She was having a lot furniture removed and sending all of [Sarah Jessica Parker]'s tchotchkes upstairs. 'Some of the stuff in the house was shabby chic, and let's just say, Anna wanted less shabby, and more chic,' the source added." So she went in there and she took over Sarah Jessica Parker's house. That's what the story implies. She didn't like shabby chic.
"Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen" because they look old and worn out, with "signs of wear and tear." Or if they're new items, they're made to look that way. Flaking paint, dents, little chunks taken out of the wood table in the kitchen. I have pictures of some of this stuff. It looks like you'd run into it in one of Hatfield or McCoy's cabins. At least to me. "At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with a feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor."
Anyway, Anna Wintour didn't like it. She got it out of there. It's not even her house. It's Sarah Jessica Parker's place. Anna Wintour shows up, and she probably said, "I'm not going in there. I am not setting foot in this place! I'm not having my picture taken in a place like this." So the story goes on. She moved the piano upstairs. They were spray painting stuff, washing doorknobs inside and out. They're making the place sound like a pigsty. And while all this is going on, Sarah Jessica Parker and the kids are upstairs. That's what the story says. They're not around. She had to take the kids upstairs.
And then there's this. The AP, the Associated Press, is reporting that during his speech to these people ($80,000 per couple), Obama told the movie stars and fashion designers that were there last night, quote, "You're the tiebreaker. You're the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes." They had people like Meryl Streep there and I forget some of the others. But do you believe that? "You're the tiebreaker. You're the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes." Isn't that good to know, folks?
Movie stars and fashion designers are probably the only people on earth who are more out of touch than even Barack Hussein Kardashian is! I want to thank the AP for not sitting on this. I want to thank the AP for not spiking this. I want to thank the AP for reporting that that's what Obama said: Actresses, actors, and fashion designers are the "tie-breakers." They are "the ultimate arbiter of which direction the country goes." Now, Meryl Streep was there. Remember she tried to destroy the apple industry once. She went on 60 Minutes.
(impression) "What are we doing to our children? (sobbing) What are we doing to our childreeeen?" Alar is put on apples to make 'em red. She claimed it was poison. She went after the apple industry. In Obama's world, they probably are the arbiters. They're all living in make-believe.
RUSH: It was $40,000 for a plate at the Obama, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker fundraiser last night. How many people do you know who can afford that? And, by the way, that audience? They're the "tiebreakers." They are the "arbiters." They're the ones who "determine the direction the country is gonna go." How many people in this country do you know who could afford $40,000 for a plate of food?
Back when I was very young and naive... Well, I was not naive, just ignorant. I didn't know any better. I was 10, 11, I think. Whenever I really first started paying attention, I would read about, back then, $2,000-a-plate dinners. And I really thought it was for the food. I didn't know the concept of fundraising. And I always wondered. "Wow!" I thought it was just like a King Henry VIII feast or whatever, that $2,000. I thought at all went for the food. I wonder how many people still think that, like in Rio Linda. I did.