Friday, August 5, 2011

Obama Wants $71,600 for Power Dinner

The parties just keep coming for birthday-boy Barack Obama. After a Chicago fund-raiser the night before he turned 50 and a White House party on the big ay, a third event is now planned for New York.This time it is high-powered movie mogul Harvey Weinstein who will host the
president at his Big Apple home, reports the New York Post.

obama birthday party millionAnd despite being described as "a small dinner and discussion" on the invitation, it will raise $2 million for the president's reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee. According to the NYP, the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.

The event, at Weinstein's West Village apartment is being co-hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Confirmed guests include actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, R and B singer Alicia Keys and moviemaker Quentin Tarantino. Madonna was also invited but can't make it, the Post reported.

The party, set for next Thursday, was postponed from its original July 18
date because of the ongoing debate about raising the debt ceiling.

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