The purpose? To fancy up the mansion in which they live.
The entertainment? A game of croquet on the mansion lawn. Sounds down right elegant...
The State's first lady in her email said:
"I am inviting fellow leading ladies like yourself to please join me in donating a purse filled with some of your favorite things. The purses will then be raffled off at the event," Tonette Walker added. "For example, I'll be donating a Tignanello bag filled with some of my can't-live-without items like my favorite shade of Bobbi Brown lipstick and an Aveda hand cream that I can't get enough of."What, no brown-bags?! How nice Marie, will there be cake?
Let us not lose site of the fact that the fund to maintain the mansion is a non-profit and non-campaign entity and surely the house requires some fixing, but the tone is a bit ummmm...country club meets the idle rich.
This fancy fete may not go down like fine champagne for the thousands of low income Wisconsinites who lost their earned income tax credit, health care and public transportation this year and thus christen first lady Tonette - Wisconsin's own Marie Antoinette.