Cost of admission to the next party Obama’s throwing: $71,600
posted at 9:20 pm on August 5, 2011 by Tina Korbe
The parties just keep coming. That BBQ spread followed by a star-studded conga line just wasn’t enough. The president’s third party in three days will be an uptown affair, co-hosted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the inimitable Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada. In keeping with the high-class crowd, tickets will be a bit pricey. NewsMax reports:
The parties just keep coming for birthday-boy Barack Obama. After a Chicago fund-raiser the night before he turned 50 and a White House party on the big ay, a third event is now planned for New York.This time it is high-powered movie mogul Harvey Weinstein who will host the president at his Big Apple home, reports the New York Post.
And despite being described as “a small dinner and discussion” on the invitation, it will raise $2 million for the president’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee. According to the NYP, the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.
In a post the day after the president signed the debt ceiling deal into law, I wrote that President Obama actually cared about the Aug. 2 deadline because he wanted to get back to campaigning. (The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong suggested my headline was a cheap shot and maybe it was. I apologize if I implied the only reason Obama cared about the Aug. 2 deadline was his campaign, but it has to be acknowledged that fundraising surely factored into his sense of urgency, especially given what we know about the true nature of the Aug. 2 deadline.) Anyway, in that post, I said the Obama campaign “canceled” several fundraisers during the debt ceiling debate — because that was what The Washington Post reported. Well, if this event is any indication, he probably just postponed those events (as several commenters sagely suggested). At least, that’s the case with the dinner at Weinstein’s — it was originally scheduled for July 18.