Why bother with elections, when we have Hollywood? [Darleen Click]
… because, as we all know, as goes Hollywood, so goes the country
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.
The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.
Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.
“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”
Funny thing, actors like Sarah and Matthew, are famous for mouthing other people’s words.
But screenwriters, like all the regular folk out there, are just waiting for the ultimate word from these lotophagi on how to live their lives. I’m sure there were no Big Gulps at the dinner.
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