Thursday, July 14, 2011

News from the Obamaphate: His Arrogance at the Aragon

Good to know there's still peeps out there who can fork out $36K/Couple to be w(h)ined and dined by BOTUS. Perhaps you can extract some additional tax revenues out of your guests BO?

Obama hits Chicago for 50th birthday fund-raisers at the Aragon

WASHINGTON--President Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 3 to mark his 50th birthday with fund-raisers at the Aragon Ballroom, with tickets ranging from $50 a person to $35,800 per couple, which includes VIP seating at a "Birthday Concert" where celebs will be performing and a dinner with the president.
The fundraiser at the Aragon, the historic ballroom in Uptown, will be one of the biggest third quarter events, expected to draw in national supporters. Obama's 50th birthday is Aug. 4.
The Obama team on Wednesday reported collecting more than $86 million in second quarter fund-raising over $47 million directly for the Obama 2012 campaign and more than $38 million for the Democratic National Committee.

On Wednesday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Obama 2012 campaign chairman Jim Messina headlined a $44 per person event at the East Bank Club.
Obama's birthday bash at the Aragon was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times Stella Foster.
The event is multi-tiered: There is a concert at 4 p.m.--Foster said songstress Jennifer Hudson may perform--for the basic $50 contribution, of which there is supposed to be "limited availability.

For $10,000, a person gets a souvenir photo with Obama at a reception and preferred seating at the concert. For $1,000 a person gets seated in a "premium section" with a "hosted bar." A general admission ticket is $200.
The events are a benefit for the Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint Obama 2012 re-election campaign/Democratic National Committee fund.
 Lynn Sweet



  1. Hey, L., I have a better idea. K. 'n I are heading into town somewhere around the 6th August for a few days. We could rendez-vouz at the brasserie in Greenwich. Sure beats +35kilobucks a couple.

    BTW, have your Boberg 9 yet?

  2. Well, at least we know that his campaign will have money. Forget the country, there's golf to play, and campaigning to do!