Green Room

Barack Obama, Party Monster

posted at 1:48 pm on January 15, 2010 by


Just in case any of you were worried that Dear Leader might be heading for premature burnout due to his strenuous posturing, fear not: for President Obama has chosen the much-underrated strategy of revitalizing himself through constant partying.

While the great unwashed continues to suffer, Carter Clews reports that the Obamas have,

hosted no less than 170 parties and social events through December 3 of 2009. And that does not even include the 17 parties and 11 open houses – feting more than 50,000 guests – ABC News reported the Obamas hosted throughout the Holiday Season.

Although Carter calculates that this equates to staging “one gala White House event every three days throughout the first year of the Obama Administration”, by my arithmetic it’s more like a par-tay every other day during Year One.

The White House Social Secretary, Desiree Rogers (whom Newsweek nauseatingly dubbed “The Busiest Woman in Washington“), is quoted as saying that the Obamas want to “replicate the same kind of environment they had in Chicago.”

In more ways than you know, Desiree.

Never mind the still-tanking economy, then, because the president is mightily chuffed with how he’s overtaken Paris Hilton as the most prolific socialite in the US.

As for his enabler, well, let’s just say that Desiree Rogers must enjoy the limelight that is reflected onto her off Obama.  Though I’m somewhat hesitant to make the claim, acknowledging the strength and depth of the competition for this honor, she just might be the most conceited person attached to the White House.

Enjoy the ride while it lasts, Mr. President.

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From what I read of WH security, pretty much anybody can stop by. Where’s the bus?

Robert17 on January 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Yep, it’s just a regular ol’ open house at this point, Robert. Make yourself at home!

Track-A-'Crat on January 15, 2010 at 5:11 PM

There is just one party I am interested in seeing Teh Won attend or throw — his going away party.

GnuBreed on January 16, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Considering that he also takes trips out of Washington every other week, he apprently is giving a White House party once every two days he’s in town.

Fred 2 on January 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM

GnuBreed – You and me both (and everyone else on here). Boy is that gonna be a night to remember.

Fred 2 – Defies belief, doesn’t it? Where’s the austerity that Obama wants us peons to display? Where’s the sacrifice that Michelle is always whining about?

Track-A-'Crat on January 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM