President Obama has been happy to beat up on Wall Street "fat cats," but tonight he'll be even happier to take their money.I'm sure those Buffalo factory understand that sometimes a president has gotta do what a president has got to do. But Obama hopes that Americans will decide that words speak so much louder than the President's actions.
The President is slated to headline a superswank, $50,000-per-couple fund-raiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at Manhattan's gilded St. Regis hotel on Fifth Ave.
The high-dollar affair will feature fine French food, a bevy of Wall Street titans and 23 Congress members - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)....
Organizers said they expected 185 guests to fill out St. Regis' main ballroom, where Obama will hold forth beneath a vaulted, cloud-dappled ceiling and gilded chandeliers.
Ticket prices start at $15,000 a head, or $30,000 a couple, which will get you dinner and a picture with the Prez.
Couples that shell out a full $50,000 also get to attend a VIP reception with Obama, who earlier in the day will be chatting up factory workers in Buffalo.
The food, at least, should be five-star: A topnotch lineup of chefs from the French Culinary Institute in SoHo - including Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, Jacques Torres and Andre Soltner - are prepared to do the honors.
Friday, May 14, 2010
You know how President Obama has had a blast in the past few months blaming fat cats in Wall Street for all sorts of transgressions that damage our economy? Well, in his view, Wall Street is to blame for lots of our problems...but they still have lots of money that he'd like to reap for Democrats.