Celebrity President thanks ‘patriotic’ celebrities in Hollywood for putting him in the WH

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2009 at 9:57 am

The NYT’s Caucus blog reports on Obama’s swanky shindig last night with Hollyweird’s elite:

President Obama arrived at a back-to-back fundraising dinner and concert on Wednesday night [in Beverly Hills] and raised $4 million for the Democratic National Committee. He basked in the glow of his Hollywood supporters and thanked them for making his candidacy possible.

“If it weren’t for you,” Mr. Obama told a celebrity-filled crowd gathered at The Beverly Hilton, “we would not be in the White House.”

There was Jamie Foxx and Marissa Tomei, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffth, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and a long line of bold and not-so-bold names.

As Mr. Katzenberg introduced the president at his first California fundraiser since taking office, he said: “If you look in the dictionary under ‘grace under fire,’ it will say Barack Obama.”

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He gave himself a strong grade for the opening stretch of his time in office.

“I would put these first four months up against any prior administration since F.D.R,” Mr. Obama said. Later, he added: “I’m confident in the future, but I’m not yet content.”

A gaggle of sign-waving protestors milled around outside The Beverly Hilton, the sprawling hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. They must have caught the president’s eye when he arrived at the hotel from an earlier stop in Las Vegas because he relayed one of their messages to the crowd.

“One of them said, “Obama keep your promise,’” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about.”

The people at the audience – who paid $30,400 per couple to attend – laughed as they ate a dinner of roasted tenderloin, grilled organic chicken and sun choke rosemary mashed potatoes.

What, no arugula on the menu?

Ok, ok – I’ll be nice. I’m sure the Hollyweirdiots were just doing their “patriotic duty” as “servants” to the President, and all that.

No word yet on whether the Britney Spears concert set team, who designed and constructed Obama’s Greek columns theme last year for his acceptance speech, were on hand fo the gushfest. 8-|

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5 Responses to “Celebrity President thanks ‘patriotic’ celebrities in Hollywood for putting him in the WH”

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  1. Lorica says:

    One of them said, “Obama keep your promise,’” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about.”

    Well Mr. President since you haven’t been able to keep even one of your promises, I don’t think it takes a super genius to determine which one the sign was talking about. Duh!! – Lorica

  2. SpideyTerry says:

    Boy, I’m sure glad Obama went to the trouble of dishing out praise to Hollywood celebrities. Wouldn’t wanna save that praise for folks like the military, the police, the fire fighters, the first responders, those who devote their lives to charity, etc. – y’know, people who do so much for others and typically don’t ask for much in return.

    Smart alec remark? What smart alec remark?

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Wouldn’t wanna save that praise for folks like the military, the police, the fire fighters, the first responders, those who devote their lives to charity, etc.

    Of course not. How would those people be able to ante up $30G a couple to bask in his glory??

    Remember, this is the same president who blew off the Medal of Honor winners on inauguration day.

  4. Desert Rat says:

    I think the correct term for the Hollywood’s Obama supporters is “house servants.”

  5. Carlos says:

    That’s not the term the donks used to use (pre- 1950), Desert Rat.