Just when we thought that the Win A Date With Tad Hamilton President Obama $5 fundraiser couldn’t possibly get more embarrassing, Legal Insurrection reports that the WH-Mart Blue Light Special got even more blue.  Adding Joe Biden to the dinner with President Obama didn’t help keep the already-bargain-basement price from falling.  As the fundraising quarter came to a close, the Obama campaign slashed raffle prices 40%:

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You know, if Obama would find a way to cut government spending by 40% — almost the size of the deficit in his budgets — I daresay he’d have a lot more takers for the Dinner With Barack fundraiser.

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