Does there seem something just unseemly about this?
VIVE LA FRANCE … Nothing says July 4th, American Independence Day like a fundraiser in Paris. Then again, you are not Barack Obama. For the Obama campaign that has had more fundraisers than any President ever, whats a trip to “Gai Paree”. Although Obama will be in the USA during this fundraiser, he is not that ignorant to attend such an event on the 4ht, it just does not smell right. However, I guess it beats Obama charging you $1000 a plate for a hot dog, hamburg and potato salad at a 4th of July picnic. Or Obama begging for cash saying that he will cook burgers for cash.
Will grill steaks for donations …
Apparently tiring of US soil as a source of campaign dollars, the Obama campaign is headed overseas — with its celebrity friends in tow. The European Obama campaign starts next week in Paris on July 4 with a reception organized by various fundraising heavy-hitters. Independence Day fundraisers in Paris – now that’s a flag-waving campaign.
The Obama campaign will host events in Geneva, Switzerland in August as part of their “European outreach effort.” George Clooney will headline a fundraiser there, with 150 tickets going for $20,000 per piece. There’s even more to the bargain: if you go as a couple, the second ticket is half-off!
From the Hollywood Reporter, In time for summer break, Obama’s campaign extends its fundraising efforts with the Oscar-winning actor in Switzerland and expats in France. The Obama campaign says let them eat cake, take a look at the cost of the tickets.
George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash.
Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach effort, told the newspaper Tribune de Geneve that Clooney will address a crowd of about 150 at an evening reception, which will be followed by a more intimate — and expensive — dinner at which the star will be the guest of honor. Tickets for the latter event will go for $20,000 for singles and $30,000 for couples.