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Choose Obama’s Next Celebrity Fundraiser!

From, fittingly enough, the Hollywood Reporter:

Dinner With Barack: Obama Letting Americans Choose His Next Celebrity Guest

By Tina Daunt

The president has recently dined with George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue’s Anna Wintour as part of his fundraising dinner series.

Hard on the heels of the wildly successful online lotteries that allowed ordinary Obama backers to win the opportunity to dine with the chief executive and George Clooney at his Laurel Canyon pad or Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue’s Anna Wintour at the actress’ Manhattan home, the fundraisers have added a new twist to the “Dinner With Barack” series.

Just when you thought the Obama campaign had reached a new low, we find that they are ‘shovel ready’ to dig even deeper.

This time around, a suggested donation of $3 not only gives you a chance to bring a guest of your choice to dinner with Obama, but also the opportunity to “weigh in on who you think should join President Obama.” (The date and place for the dinner have yet to be determined.)

As the Obama-Biden re-election campaign’s announcement of the competition says: “You not only have the chance to sit down for a meal with the president and a guest of your choice. You also get to help pick the president’s guest … And he’s had some pretty amazing dinner guests lately: George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker and, of course, President Bill Clinton. So tell us, who’s next?”

In other words, even ‘lowly proles’ like us now have a chance to pick who should be Obama’s next celebrity guest and fundraiser. Isn’t that thrilling?! Isn’t this a wonderful time to be alive?!

It’s really too bad Louis XVI didn’t think of such a wonderful PR stunt. France would probably still be a monarchy.

No word from the campaign on how they’ll handle requests for people like the Dalai Lama, Fidel Castro or even Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Which is a pretty good question, in view of the fact that Anna Wintour’s Vogue magazine did a huge spread glorifying Mr. Assad’s wife just last year.

As for celebrities, that presents another set of challenges. Would Obama — already under criticism for spending too much time with Hollywood liberals — really want to be photographed deep in conversation with Sean Penn?

In truth, Obama is to the left of Sean Penn. Though, the Hollywood Reporter is right to point out, he might not want that to be remembered during the run up to the elections.

There’s also the possibility that the president’s campaign may learn a hard truth about Hollywood stars and their priorities. Five years ago, Buckingham Palace was mortified when Dame Helen Mirren declined an invitation to dine with Queen Elizabeth, who she’d recently portrayed on screen. The problem, as Mirren patiently explained to the monarch’s dumb-founded retainers, was that she was on location filming in South Dakota. Nothing, not even a royal summons, trumps a feature film’s shooting schedule.

Er, the Hollywood Reporter is confused. Ms. Mirren meant to snub the Queen.

Nobody in Hollywood would ever dare to snub The Messiah.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Choose Obama’s Next Celebrity Fundraiser!”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I think Ted Nugent as my first choice. Charlie Daniels as #2 and possibly….possibly Mila Kunis for #3.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Is it to early to suggest he have dinner with Beelzabub?

    • yadayada says:

      she’s already SecState. eating during their regular briefings wouldn’t be a big change

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I’d pay three dollars to bed Gwyneth Paltrow. Butt that’s all I’d pay.

  4. wirenut says:

    I’d go for Jeffrey Dalmer. Don’t know what’s on Barry’s plate, but I know who would be on Jeff’s. Check Please!

  5. AcornsRNutz says:

    John Wayne and Chuck Heston are dead. They were wthe only celebrities I would have wantedto eat dinner with anyway. And I am reasonably certain neither would attend nor have ordered arugula.

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