Can you imagine? Blaming the president for the state of the nation. How low can the Republicans go?
Reporting from Sarah Jessica Parker’s house in New York City, where President Obama is raising $2 million, the press pool reporter conveys a new presidential.
News: Obama used a new reference to Republican attacks, saying they’d spend $500 million on ads, saying Americans were frustrated and discouraged and “it’s the fault of the guy in the WH. It’s an elegant message, it happens to be wrong. But it’s crisp. You can fit it on a bumper sticker.”
I don’t know. Maybe it’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s fault. Or her husband Matthew Broderick. He skipped out on the fundraiser because he had a show to do. Makes me suspicious.
A little additional color from the pool reporter:
The pool was led in as SJP in an elegant updo, was talking about the “unstoppable” Anna Wintour. SJP called FLOTUS “our radiant and extraordinary first lady” and said she had been doing “amazingly important things these last 4 years.”
He self deprecatingly called himself the 5th or 6th in the “hierarchy in the WH,” behind FLOTUS, the girls, Bo and his mother in law. And joked it was the couple’s “date night.”
FLOTUS sat next to SJP, who was in a black lace dress (or top and skirt, couldn’t tell) and FLOTUS sat across from Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Other celebs spotted: Meryl Streep and designer Michael Kors, who sat next to Wintour. She was at the far end of the table.
After he said that “GM is now back on top,” SJP’s young son began clapping.
“He wanted to fire up the crowd,” POTUS said.
“He knows an applause line,” Cohen said, roaring. “Right on cue!”
The guests sat at two long tables in two long rooms w dividing doors open. There was ample art on the wall, and a floor to ceiling bookshelves and two large marble fireplaces. The mantels on the fireplaces were covered in flowers, as were the tables, which were also decorated with votives.
There were many attractive people seated at the tables, but your pooler sadly did not recognize them and there were no photos allowed.
The price of admission for the 50 beautiful attendees was $40,000.