Well, it’s official. My hopes and dreams of being Ikram Goldman, the First Lady’s Personal Shopper, have been crushed by a 29-year-old, former Vandy-sorority-girl, Personal Assistant. Meredith Koop was bound to be Goldman’s successor, but hey a girl can dream. Koop’s new position is being described by Kristina Schake, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, as:
“…advising the first lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price and buying on discount if discounts are available.”
There has been a lot of speculation about this position, especially since we are in the middle of cutting billions of dollars from the federal budget, but there she is (lucky b*tch)… the Shopper in Chief.
To read the full Washington Post article about Koop click here.
While looking through WhiteHouse.gov‘s 2010 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff, an annual list submitted to Congress of all White House staffer’s salaries, Koop and Goldman where no where to be found.
I also did a bit of digging around online looking for visual evidence of Meredith Koop and found only one picture of her…
I was really hoping to find in my Google Images a fabulously dressed individual when searching for her, but maybe this was an off day?