Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on June 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey
While traveling out of the country last week, I pondered whether to add the Win A Date With
Tad Hamilton President Obama $5 fundraiser to the list of OOTDs. The problem wasn’t so much that of the principle, as politicians offer dinners as fundraising opportunities all the time. Turning it into a raffle for a finster is a rather new wrinkle for the Leader of the Free World, though, but in the end other events arose.
I just got an unexpected update about the “Dinner with Barack” contest we kicked off last week that I think you’ll want to hear.
The President wanted to tell you the news himself, so he recorded a short video with the new details.
I can’t tell you anything more than that — but let’s just say if you haven’t yet thrown your name in the hat for this thing, I have a feeling this announcement might change that.
So this isn’t so much “Dinner with Barack” anymore, as it is “Dinner with Barack and Joe.”
Am I to understand that sales are going so badly for the Obama dinner that the White House had to throw Joe Biden in as a deal-sweetener? Actually, I don’t mind putting Obama and Biden up for clearance. Let’s just price them to move.
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