President Obama Tuesday will embark on a three-day West Coast swing to drum up cash for Democrats, making himself the star attraction at no less than five fundraising events.
Obama departs early this afternoon for Seattle, where events to benefit the Democratic National Committee and Senate Democrats are on tap. On Wednesday in San Francisco Obama will host an event for House Democrats and then move on to Los Angeles for a DNC fundraiser.
Before getting out of Los Angeles Thursday he’ll hold another DNC fundraiser. He’ll also stage an “official” event on the economy in the city that will force taxpayers to pick up some of the tab for the trip.
No word yet on whether the bear will get loose on the West Coast and raid a Seattle Starbucks or scoop up some Cobb salad in LA, though one figures this is now inevitable.
And Michelle Obama is getting back into the act, fundraising for the Democratic National Committee in Chicago Thursday and in Washington Monday.
Meanwhile, Hamas and Israel agreed to a three-day ceasefire to give Obama time to raise money.