Rags and Riches

Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager talks tax hikes while wearing $1000 jacket


Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager, Stephanie Cutter, was on Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” on CNN Friday, talking about Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney, and the difficulties women face in the economy—all while wearing a pricey designer leather jacket few working women can afford.

As Cutter discussed the struggles of working women and the stay-at-home mothers of the middle class, she sported a $1050 leather jacket. The jacket appears to be from the designer Vince, a brand carried by high-end department stores like Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.

This morning, the Obama campaign sent out an email signed by Cutter, touting the benefits of the Buffett Rule. The letter closes:

This November, it’s one or the other. We either stick with a President who fights for the middle class, or we choose a candidate who fights to protect an unfair status quo that benefits him at the expense of our economy and the middle class. You’ll be hearing a lot about the Buffett Rule in the coming days. But remember this: It’s not about class warfare, and it’s certainly not about some arcane policy disagreement. It’s about common-sense fairness.