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Originally posted by nixie_nox
As usual, the anti-obama squad is shooting before looking. These are typical, but because your on a smear campaign, you try to make it out like it isn't.
This is just another day of politics, to be made out to be something it isn't.
At $250,000, the “underwriter” package being offered by the committee, will get the donor four seats to Mr Bush’s swearing-in ceremony; ten VIP seats at the inaugural parade; two tickets to an “exclusive” underwriters’ lunch featuring Mr Bush and Vice-President Cheney; and twenty seats at candlelit dinners that will take place simultaneously at three locations in Washington, with special appearances by the President, the First Lady, and Mr Cheney and his wife, Lynne.
Have a meal with Corker, Tennesse Republican for 10,000K
Lets not forget the 25,000 starting bid dinner with Sarah Palin.
Ah, here is dinner with Sarah Palin again at 2500$ a head
Where does Congress go for lunch? It depends on who's paying.
Almost everyday, a Member of Congress holds a fundraiser for lobbyists and political insiders at a Washington restaurant.
Because attendees are paying as much as $5,000 to come, they expect to get a good meal, so the choices are typically on the higher end
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Want to have dinner with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin? Plan on writing a big check.
The ex-Republican vice presidential candidate is offering the dinner as part of a charity auction on eBay for the Ride 2 Recovery program, which supports wounded veterans through cycling programs.
The 10-day auction starts Tuesday. The opening bid for dinner for five with Palin is $25,000, and organizers say the winner will have to foot the travel bill to meet up with her, likely in Alaska.
There are nine other celebrity items in the auction, including lunch with former Bush aide Karl Rove. That opening bid is $7,500.
By comparison, $2.1 million was paid in 2008 for a lunch with financial guru Warren Buffett.
Each individual donation is capped at $50,000 -- with two "preferred" tickets to finance events -- and bundlers will be asked to raise no more than $300,000 -- and get four "trustee" tickets to these VIP events. Corporate money is banned.
Originally posted by conspiracy88
You guys need to give it up with Obama already. It just shows what the truth behind your agenda is and I'm not gonna say it. You already know it. Why are you guys complaining now? This has been going on for decades as far as I know. If I know that, then surely you guys do too. Or what? It was ok when the WHITE guy did it but not the black guy now? Give it up. It's funny that only Obama is out of touch when every one of his predecessors in the past 4 decades have been attending and holding ridiculous fundraisers like these.
You people really make me sick. Where the *snip* were you guys 5 *snip* years ago!
Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
reply to post by jibeho
This is insane, there are parts in the world where $17,600 can feed a person for an entire year! And what, these guys spend it on 1 meal. 365 days x 3 meals is 1095 meals a year that can be supplied to a kid in Africa. I'm sorry, I can't justify this - no matter what big wigs come to the event
Originally posted by jibeho
Diners were treated to quail egg with caviar and salmon ceviche with jicama and avocado on a tortilla chip as their starting hors d'oeuvres.
[edit on 5/26/2010 by yeahright]