Our Celebrity President

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    [A classic detailing the arduous travails required in keeping his Barackness intact, staying in touch with the average ordinary American, you know the one working in the company that has just downsized while personally celebrating his fiftieth birthday.]

    "Which brings us to President Obama.

    Last week, the republic’s citizen-president passed among his fellow Americans. Where? Cleveland? Dubuque? Presque Isle, Maine? No, Beverly Hills. These days, it’s pretty much always Beverly Hills or Manhattan, because that’s where the money is. That’s the Green Zone, and you losers are outside it. Appearing at an Obama fundraiser at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy and his “fiancé” David Miller, the president, reasonably enough, had difficulty distinguishing one A-list Hollywood summit from another. “I just came from a wonderful event over at the Wilshire or the Hilton — I’m not sure which,” said Obama, “because you go through the kitchens of all these places and so you never are quite sure where you are.”

    Ah the burdens of stardom. The old celebrities-have-to-enter-through-the-kitchen line. The last time I heard that was a couple of decades back in London when someone was commiserating with Sinatra on having to be ushered in through the back. Frank brushed it aside. We were at the Savoy, or maybe the Waldorf. I can’t remember, and I came in through the front door. Oddly enough, the Queen enters hotels through the lobby. So do Prince William and his lovely bride. A month ago, they stayed at a pub in Suffolk for a friend’s wedding, and came in through the same door as mere mortals. Imagine that!

    So far this year, President Obama has been to three times as many fundraisers as President Bush had attended by this point in the 2004 campaign. This is what the New York Post calls his “torrid pace,” although judging from those remarks in California he’s about as torrid as an overworked gigolo staggering punchily through the last mambo of the evening. According to Brendan J. Doherty’s forthcoming book The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign, Obama has held more fundraisers than the previous five presidents’ reelection campaigns combined."

    Our Celebrity President - National Review Online
     
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    Po' baby. The President is raising money for his campaign. What a terrible thing!
     
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    If you don't like it, SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS, otherwise YAWN.
     
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    Did the RW try the "celebrity" angle four years ago? It fell flat then too...
     
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    How nice, doing all of it on OUR DIME
    fundraiser after fundraiser, party after party
    It's nice to be king I guess
     
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    That's really funny, considering most kitchens do all they can to keep undesired vermin out.
     
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    How is it on our dime?
     
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    Oh please, you wouldn't give a crap if it was someone you supported. Partisan much?
     
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    RDD_1210 Forms his own opinions

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    She'll never respond to you, because she doesn't know. She just repeats things she hears without understanding what she's saying. She's easily one of the 3 dumbest people on this site.
     
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    well I hope that made you fweel better
     

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