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Obama to dine with Vogue editor Anna Wintour


Credit: Diane Bondareff/AP

By Emi Kolawole
Preparations were underway this morning for President Obama's arrival at Vogue editor Anna Wintour's home in New York City. Wintour, a fashion industry icon and longtime Obama supporter, will be hosting the president and some of the Democratic Party's top donors at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. The price tag for attendance is $30,000.

Obama is ramping up his fundraising efforts in the lead-up to the midterm elections, with four Democratic fundraisers in three days and four more events the following week. All of this comes alongside a taping for the popular daytime talk show "The View." An energized Republican base, disgruntled Democratic House members and a potentially record-setting wave of nasty third-party attack ads pose serious threats to the president's agenda.

By Emi Kolawole  |  July 28, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
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He blew off 45,000 Boy Scouts celebrating their 100th Anniversary Jubilee. The POTUS is an honorary leader and was invited to speak. This is unAmerican.
Then instead he goes on the "View" and to the Wintour' fundraiser.
Claims he "saved" 3 million jobs, and the economy is growing. The stock market just trashed on the news we are starting to look like Japan.
It is also going to cost $30,000 a head to go his Birthday Party. How egotistical can one be?
Do we have a President or a celebrity?

Posted by: joanz3 | July 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

if the president needs a stand in, i would be happy to oblige.

Posted by: snmir1 | July 29, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Screw the Boy Scouts - gotta wine and dine with McArtney and the Vogue Editor and the sports teams...and play golf and take the wife out on date night....and on vacation...again.

There's an oil spill? There are FDA officials raiding farmers at gun point and pouring out milk and throwing away cheese and demanding customer information? There's drug cartels taking out contracts on local police forces? There are millions of Americans who can't make their mortgage payments?

Does this President actually give a damn - or has all the fame and fortune gone to his "I'll write an autobiography in my 40's because I'm so important to the world" head?

Posted by: LMW6 | July 29, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse


We just hope that Anna kicked back and took her sunglasses off. She has to have enough etiquette to remove them for a dinner that costs $30,000 a person, hopefully. Then again, if you’re Anna Wintour, and your guests are willing to pay $30,000 to spend the evening with you, you can do whatever you wish.

God Bless America, and Anna too…

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/07/its-now-going-to-cost-you-30-000-to-have-dinner-with-anna-wintour/

Posted by: zoezoe123 | July 29, 2010 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Too busy to speak to the boy scouts?

Journolist?

Posted by: gfafblifr | July 29, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

"I'm tired of being embarrassed by another 'fashion gaffe' by the first lady."
——cmfarms

Wow. Things must be A-OK in the USA if this is what's occupying your time.

Posted by: 37thandQstreet | July 28, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

The obama's are not highly regarded by wordly types.

Posted by: mightyheidi | July 28, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Probably, because you are not a Vogue subscriber you don't know that Michelle is one of the most fashionable women in the world. But, you don't know what you don't know.
Probably, because you don't subscribe either to men's magazines you don't know that President Obama is considered handsomely poise and elegant. But, you don't know what you don't know.
Probably, because you have a different point of view you think is granted to offer personal attacks, not knowing that make you sound petty and your argument small. But then again, you don't know what you don't know.

Posted by: mayayunque | July 28, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

obama was invited to speak at the Boy Scouts Jamboree, he declined because he preferred to go on The View tomorrow for adoration from the liberal hens on that idiotic show. I sure hope the old girls wear their Depends, they sure are going to need it with all that fawning they will be doing.

Posted by: mightyheidi | July 28, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

The last time I looked, most Americans don't subscribe to Vogue, nor are they interested in the viewpoints of the "types" who will be at her dinner party! But then, maybe a little "vogue" might help Michelle look more presentable. I'm tired of being embarrassed by another "fashion gaffe" by the first lady. She too often looks like either a black widow spider (remember the scarlet hourglass on her belly on election night?), or she looks like a confetti cake gone mad (the wonderul "calypso" outfit she wore to the Mexican gala on the lawn). And maybe Vogue could suggest a way to gain better posture for Himself. He schuck along with his shoulders hunched up. Stand up and at least pretend to be a man!

Posted by: cmfarms | July 28, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

The last time I looked, most Americans don't subscribe to Vogue, nor are they interested in the viewpoints of the "types" who will be at her dinner party! But then, maybe a little "vogue" might help Michelle look more presentable. I'm tired of being embarrassed by another "fashion gaffe" by the first lady. She too often looks like either a black widow spider (remember the scarlet hourglass on her belly on election night?), or she looks like a confetti cake gone mad (the wonderul "calypso" outfit she wore to the Mexican gala on the lawn). And maybe Vogue could suggest a way to gain better posture for Himself. He schuck along with his shoulders hunched up. Stand up and at least pretend to be a man!

Posted by: cmfarms | July 28, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

This is the most corrupt, unethical, political, anti-American, racist, and inept President in the history of the USA.

Posted by: Glammer | July 28, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

From 2003:

E. Stanley O'Neal, chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch; James E. Cayne, chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns; Henry A. McKinnell Jr., chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug company; and Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs committed to raising $200,000 each for Bush.

Looking at salaries and bonuses in 2002 ranging from McKinnell's $5.3 million to Cayne's $10.2 million, Citizens for Tax Justice estimated their 2003 tax savings resulting from Bush-sponsored tax cuts will range from $300,000 to $610,000, and become significantly higher as the decade progresses, particularly if their pay packages grow.

Where was the outrage from the teabaggers?

Posted by: Provasek | July 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

From 2003:

E. Stanley O'Neal, chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch; James E. Cayne, chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns; Henry A. McKinnell Jr., chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug company; and Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs committed to raising $200,000 each for Bush.

Looking at salaries and bonuses in 2002 ranging from McKinnell's $5.3 million to Cayne's $10.2 million, Citizens for Tax Justice estimated their 2003 tax savings resulting from Bush-sponsored tax cuts will range from $300,000 to $610,000, and become significantly higher as the decade progresses, particularly if their pay packages grow.

Where was the outrage from the teabaggers?

Posted by: Provasek | July 28, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Didn't he get enough estrogen this morning?

Posted by: RoseKelly | July 28, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

WOW!! Vogue tonight; The View tomorrow!

Boy Scouts 100th Birthday with the every four year Jamboree right in the metro area!!!!??

"FORGET THEM! THEY WON'T VOTE IN 2012!"

Posted by: wheeljc | July 28, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I'm surprised he can squeeze in another dinner with the elites between his busy golf and vacation schedule.

Posted by: fishguts | July 28, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

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