has a post on the Chelsea Clinton wedding that probably nails down pretty well the way lots of folks feel about the event. At least, his wife's rant says what I was thinking, anyway.
One one level, I honestly don't care if Chelsea Clinton had a huge wedding. I don't begrudge her that one iota. Personally, the Jenna Bush wedding is much more my style. Heck, when Steve and I married earlier this year (after EIGHT years of talking about it), we spent less than $100 and that included the license, the hamburgers at the restaurant on Fox Run Golf Course at Barksdale, and a gift for the chaplain that performed the ceremony. His wife took our pictures and we had a big ol' time.
Now, I realize Chelsea's situation is different. It's her first wedding and her parents are important people with lots of money. I get all that. Every young girl, I suppose, dreams of the gorgeous wedding. I'm certainly not suggesting Chelsea have a justice of the peace wedding.
What is so galling is the media and this is what Doug points out in his post. The hypocrisy of the media is obvious when you consider what would have been written had the Bush's held such a huge shindig for daughter Jenna's wedding.
"Those elitist, out-of-touch Republicans!" I can just hear it.
Just let me hear one time from the liberals that conservatives are out of touch elitists. Let me hear just one time how the Democrats are for the little people.