Ok, they're probably not actually invited to the state dinner with President Hollande, but Michelle Obama certainly made it appear that way when she tweeted out a picture of her puppies all dolled up for dinner.
From the official @FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) Twitter account:
And will the regal couple be chomping on while entertaining the far left socialist President of France? Quite a feast:
“The first course will feature American Osetra caviar, farmed from the estuaries of Illinois, paired with quail eggs from Pennsylvania and a dozen varieties of potatoes from farms in New York, Idaho and California.
“That will be followed by a salad of petite radishes and baby carrots on a bed of lettuce and splashed with red-wine vinaigrette made using honey from the beehive on the South Lawn. The salad will be served in a clear, glass bowl and resemble a terrarium.
“The main course, dry-aged rib eye beef from a farm in Greeley, Colo., will be served with blue cheese, charred shallots, oyster mushrooms and braised chard.
“Dessert is chocolate malted cake, described as a modern version of a layer cake made with bittersweet chocolate from Obama’s native Hawaii, Florida tangerines and served with vanilla ice cream from Pennsylvania. After dinner, guests can dip into a serving dish made entirely of sugar to sample fudge made of Vermont maple syrup, shortbread cookies made with lavender from Mrs. Obama’s garden and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.”
Most impressive. How many Americans are able to feast as well as our public “servants” are dining at the White House? Not very many, I'd guess, considering the $500,000 average price tag for these state dinners.
Try to also forget that much of that is borrowed, with interest, that your kids and grandkids will pay! I'm sure the Obamas will enjoy every morsel bought by the sweat of the brow of those generous future Americans.