Biden's wife takes Secret Service lingerie shopping in Chicago (VIDEO)

Chicago's murder rate is going through the roof. But that didn't stop Jill Biden from a little lingerie shopping...with the Secret Service. Photo: Associated Press

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 — Chicago’s summer violence spree didn’t stop Vice President Biden’s wife, Jill, from lingerie shopping on the tony Michigan Avenue shopping district with full Secret Service detail and Chicago police escort.

Mrs. Biden was captured on iPhone video exiting La Perla, at 535 N. Michigan Avenue, a high-end lingerie boutique Monday afternoon. According to the company’s website, prices for a La Perla nightie or sheer babydoll can set you back anywhere from $114 to a whopping $677.

Earlier that day, the Bidens held a political fundraiser at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse with luncheon tickets ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a pop.

That must have been some steak.

Let us not forget that Vice President Joe Biden has criticized Republican Mitt Romney for being rich and “out of touch.”

Back in May, at a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, Biden went on a rant about the middle class, once again playing the class warfare card.

“I resent when they [the Romneys] talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they think we’re talking about envy: it’s job envy, it’s wealthy envy; that we don’t dream,” said Biden. “My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams! They don’t get us! They don’t get who we are!”

But Biden hasn’t exactly been “middle class” for quite some time.

“I don’t live like I did when I was growing up. I have a beautiful home, and you pay me a lot of money,” Biden later admitted. “But I remember. I remember.”

Chicago Police resources were also diverted over the weekend for President Obama, who was in town for the wedding of senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter.

Chicago has seen its fatalities and injuries from shootings rise to double digits for weeks. A repeat of last summer, violent “flash mobs” have beaten tourists and residents alike in the city’s wealthy downtown quarters.

Since Friday, seven people were killed and 35 people were injured in shootings. Last week, eight people were killed and 46 injured citywide. The previous week, three people were killed and 29 injured.

Chicago police blame the fracturing of established drug gangs for the city’s shooting surge.

Conservative commentator and satirist William J. Kelly is also a contributor to and edits the Tea Party Reports for the Washington Times Communities. He is a native from Chicago’s Southside.

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Conservative commentator, satirist, and radio talk show host William J. Kelly pens the “Kelly Truth Squad” and “The Tea Party Report” for the Washington Times Communities and is a contributor to the American Spectator and Kelly is also a producer of Emmy award-winning TV and received an Emmy nomination himself for outstanding achievement on-camera. He was previously the Executive Director of the National Taxpayers United of Illinois, a taxpayer watchdog group. He is a native of Chicago’s South side. For more information, visit

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