January 21, 2014

Obama’s limitless chutzpah … [Darleen Click]

Saturday, January 18, Barry gathers 500 of his closest friends to party in the White House East Room for Michelle’s 50th birthday

Michelle Obama danced into the morning hours with a glittery crowd of 500 that kept the White House’s East Room bumping at the First Lady’s 50th birthday bash Saturday night.

Sasha and Malia Obama watched in awe as Beyoncé sang, while elsewhere, Paul McCartney danced and Hillary Clinton schmoozed. “It was just an incredible party,” the guest told PEOPLE, “chock-full of celebrities.” […]

Smokey Robinson greeted Hillary Clinton with a bear hug at the North Portico door where she’d been talking with Democratic Party donors, while Bill Clinton chatted with Jennifer Hudson. Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was on the arm of NFL veteran and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. James Taylor held court with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who later tried to get a dance with McCartney, who only had eyes for his wife of two years, Nancy Shevell. […]

To fuel all that partying, there were mini crab cakes, fried oysters on toast rounds, roast beef sliders and champagne. When the birthday cake was brought out, John Legend sang two different renditions of “Happy Birthday” – the standard-issue version, then a jazzier take.

Among the other stars spotted in the crowd were Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Janelle Monae, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance, Herbie Hancock, Samuel L. Jackson, Grant Hill, Alonzo Mourning, Ledisi, Emmett Smith, Star Jones, Al Roker, Steve Harvey, Magic Johnson, Billie Jean King and Michael Jordan.

Vice President Biden worked the room, as did the Clintons, who avoided the dance floor, our source says.

Today, the While House announced

The White House has announced that for the very first time, President Obama will pay a visit to Pope Francis.

The president is scheduled to visit Francis at the Vatican March 27, capping off a European tour that will also include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. […]

During this trip to Vatican City, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president hopes to talk about fighting poverty and income inequality — something both he and Francis have been outspoken about.

CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante explains the meeting comes at an opportune time for the president.

“It’s a chance for him to align himself with the agenda of the very popular new pope at a time when the president’s own popularity here at home is at a low point.”

Mendouchious chutzpuffery.

:::spit:::

Posted by Darleen @ 10:42pm
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Comments (17)

  1. But first, some OT.

    NOW THEY TELL US: 7 hand gestures that make you look like a real intellectual.

  2. How do you say “Let them eat cake!” in Chicagoan?

  3. Di, now I’m thinking of the “what a load of crap” gesture.

  4. There’s that stupid proto-hipster arm chopping dance move from The Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime” video.

  5. “How do you say “Let them eat cake!” in Chicagoan?”

    EBT

  6. I saw this link either on Twitter or here on Protein Wisdom, I forget which. It relates to dicentra’s and Drumwaster’s thread:

    Oxbridge Philosophy – John Cleese & Jonathan Miller

  7. Drumwaster says January 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm
    How do you say “Let them eat cake!” in Chicagoan?
    – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52504#comments

    Hows dat workin out fer ya, douchebag.

  8. Should the Obama’s be planning a ski vacation soon?

  9. I really enjoy the part where they say the party was a “private” affair and that’s why there were no cameras, yet instead of friends and family the guest list is made up of celebrities and politicians.

  10. I gather that People is also reporting that there was a lot of fiddling going on at Lady Michbeth’s Bash?*

    ____________________________
    *And some diddling from Billy Clinton

  11. I guess it was kind of them to let a few white people in. Wouldn’t want to be seen as racist, you know.

  12. Carin, MOTUS has a few pictures of le Bash.

    I’m kind of hoping the Pope puts the fear of God into the Wahn. Or a gargoyle falls on his head. I’m cool either way.

  13. I’m kind of hoping the Pope puts the fear of God into the Wahn.

    I’m pretty sure the ol’ Jugeared Jesus is going to consider himself the higher-ranked leader in the meeting.

  14. yet instead of friends and family the guest list is made up of celebrities and politicians.

    At this point, the Obamas don’t have any friends left (that they can invite to the White House, anyways, like Ayers or Wright.)

  15. No doubt about that, Squid.

    That’s why I added option two: Gargoyle to the noggin.

  16. At this point, the Obamas don’t have any friends left (that they can invite to the White House

    Because all their “friends” already work there for them.

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