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Elton John to Croon for Clinton


Sir Elton John smiles as he performs to 6,000 plus fans as part of his world tour in Sudbury, Ontario, on Sunday March 2, 2008.(AP.)

By Matthew Mosk
Sing on, Elton John.

The British pop icon -- who was knighted by HM Queen Elizabeth II -- announced today he will be performing to raise money at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser April 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. And, lest there be any concern about a non-citizen thereby making an in-kind donation, the Federal Election Commission says it hasn't objected to this type of foreign aid in the past.

Musicians are permitted to donate their time and talents to assist candidates, even when the performers hail from foreign soil, said Bob Biersack, an FEC spokesman.

"If you volunteer your services, then under the regulations that's not a contribution," Biersack said.

The only legal hitch -- the Clinton campaign will need to pay the cost of putting on the show, including lighting, make-up, staging and venue costs, Biersack said.

But the campaign should have no trouble covering any costs. Elton John sent an e-mail today alerting Clinton supporters to the planned performance, including a pricing schedule that will include two tiers of showgoers, those who buy box office seats at $125 or $250, and those who grab choice seats at prices of $500, $1,000 or $2,300 -- the maximum allowed for a campaign contribution.

Radio City seats about 6,000 people, so there is potential for a sizable infusion of cash for the Clinton campaign, which has been trailing rival Barack Obama in fundraising.

Ever the promoter, the pop star wrote in his e-mail, "I promise this will be one night that you won't want to miss."

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 17, 2008; 7:05 PM ET
 
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Thank you Elton, maybe now Hillary can pay some of her bills before the skip tracers track her down!

Posted by: Dolly | April 10, 2008 4:34 AM | Report abuse

Elton John is not a U.S. citizen. I'll gladly vote for Hillary if Obama doesn't get the nomination. How does Elton know what's best for us in a candidate for president? Accusing people who do not support her as being against women is insulting. Most of us vote on the issues after careful considerationof the facts, not gender or race. This from a man that is from a country that has royals that are sucking money out of the coffers for doing nothing! Butt the heck out Elton!

Posted by: Jean | April 10, 2008 4:30 AM | Report abuse

I can only guess that a foreigner doesn't get the implication of "immunity", then still pleading the 5th Amendment dozens of times while testifying.

Or maybe he's being paid to do it.

Posted by: patsheba | March 19, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama's efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Chaney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Chaney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten's of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq's Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin "Tony" Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON --
Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming tax fraud charges -- Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --

OBAM YOU'RE NO JFK --

"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Posted by: jreno11 | March 18, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

RE: OBAMA. Can any American look in the mirror and declare to GOD that they are proud of our country after all of the BS and pain we have caused in our history all around the world??

Posted by: fourpapa1 | March 18, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

One sweetie to sing for another!! How SWEET!!

Posted by: fourpapa1 | March 18, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

This is a free country, a great democracy.
Why is it, that people will not comment or argue passionately but issue oriented about these candidates? By spreading hateful and demeaning comments instead, it generates a climate, when disturbed people might feel justified to act out violently. Nobody can want that.

Posted by: mrau1 | March 18, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

This so sad to see the way that democrats supporters are thrashing each other. You must believe in God not in policians that will later violate your trust. Shame on you.

Posted by: 198070 | March 18, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

This so sad to see the way that democrats supporters are thrashing each other. You must believe in God not in policians that will later violate your trust. Shame on you.

Posted by: 198070 | March 18, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I knew from Day 1, Barack Obama was not this tranformative figure that he almost had everyone believe he was. The man is going down!

Posted by: Mani2008 | March 18, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

To you vs...it is bigots and judgemental people like you that have put Obama in that position. oH AND BY THE WAY...he didnt denounce the man. So get your facts first before you post.

Posted by: Webster51 | March 18, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

Well all I can say is consider the source. Figure it out. But like I care...never liked Elton John anyway. So where is that a feather in her cap???????? Besides...is one millionaire to another.

Posted by: Webster51 | March 18, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

I would request "Don't trust that woman" Lyrics below. LOL! Come on Elton!

She's a real ball-buster, don't trust her
She's in a most peculiar phase
You can rear end her oh it'll send her
She wants you, she'll have you her own way

Don't untie her, don't defy her
`Cause she'll bring you down to your knees
You can beat her but don't mistreat her
Oh don't believe that woman please

Don't trust that woman
Don't trust that woman boys
`Cause she'll burn you
Turn you into little toys
Don't trust that woman
Don't trust that woman boys
`Cause she'll hurt you
And turn you into little toys
Don't trust that woman boys

She's a man-eater, oh don't you cheat her
She'll cut you just to watch you bleed
A woman half crazy, oh then again lazy
With an appetite to feed

She's a liar oh you can't buy her
`Cause she'll bring you down to your knees
Don't untie her, don't defy her
Oh don't believe that woman please

Mean sister, tongue-twister
She takes it easy but she makes it hard
Soul sister, two-fister
She takes it easy but she makes it hard

Posted by: merganser | March 18, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

what do you think he'll sing??

tuesdaysblog.com

Posted by: tonebobb | March 17, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

paul.chestnut-LOL!

Two Words:

Soros, and Murdoch! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 17, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Is Elton a citizen? Can non-citizens campaign for US candidates? Not rhetorical questions. Just curious.

Posted by: paul.chestnut | March 17, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I will NEVER listen to Rocket Man again!

Posted by: democraticvoter | March 17, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

And, of course, now it makes a lot of sense why Michelle Obama has not been proud of her country till now. Thanks to Rev Wright again

Posted by: vs_sv | March 17, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama plans to invite Rev Wright to sing and dance for him tomorrow at Philadelphia. Stay tuned. Watch a grown man dump his pastor of 20 years who got him married, baptized his kids and inspired his books...

Posted by: vs_sv | March 17, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

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