Obama Camp: $30K Ring for Michelle Is Bogus

Reports of thank-you bling from president-elect greatly exaggerated
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2008 1:36 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Nov. 28, 2008, to attend a funeral service.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Reports earlier today that Barack Obama is spending $30,000 on a thank-you ring for wife Michelle are false, the president-elect’s camp tells Politico. Britain’s Daily Mail quoted a spokesman for Italian jeweler Giovanni Bosco as saying Obama had contacted the company about getting the bling in time for next month’s inauguration; that report is “not true,” an Obama rep says.