Monday, December 7, 2009

Obama cuts Hanukkah party in 1/2, but still 50,000 guests at White House Parties this month.


Such BALONEY ! ! !
They say they want to be more "intimate"

The White House is attributing their Hanukkah cutbacks to the supposed "intimacy" of a 400-guest party versus an 800-guest party. I've never hosted a party of either size, so I can't really comprehend the difference between 400 and 800 in terms of intimacy; either way, it sounds like a lot of people. According to a Jewish official, "They want it to be more intimate ... the president and Mrs. Obama do not want to sit around for 800 photos." Understandable -- even the President has his fill of flashbulbs....

The issue, they noted, was exacerbated by the need to serve kosher food, with one official calculating that this increased the price tag by 33 percent....

What makes this financially-conscious Hanukkah particularly difficult for planners is the sky-high demand for invites. A reported 78% of Jews voted for Obama in the last election, a substantially wider margin than George W. Bush received. Still, W's Hanukkah party was twice as big. See more here

I wonder how big a worry money is???

Obama Holiday Party Season Kicking Off: 50,000 Guests, 28 Events; Social Office More Vigilant
The Obama White House kicks off a giant holiday social season this week, I've learned: 28 parties and open houses planned for December, with more than 50,000 people expected.
The mega-entertaining sprint, overseen by First Lady Michelle Obama's East Wing Social Office, comes in the wake of a security breach at the Obamas' Nov. 24 state dinner where Tareq and Michaele Salahi, TV reality-show aspirants, whizzed through security checkpoints even though they were not on the 320-person guest list. The Social Office will be more vigilent now, the East Wing said Tuesday.

Yes They just HAD TO CUT OUT 400 Jewish People.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2009

OBAMA WHITE HOUSE PARTIES ON AS "ROME" BURNS

Hypocrisy In Criticizing Corporate Execs Is Rank

FREEDOM WATCH FILES FOIA ACTIONS TO LEARN HOW MUCH IS BEING SPENT ON "FUN

AND GAMES"

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Freedom Watch began an investigation of the Obama

White House"s reported excessive partying at The White House, with the likes of Stevie

Wonder and other high priced entertainment stars. In what in recent weeks has

become more like a "high priced night club," Barack and Michelle Obama have been

throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their "friends" and supporters,

with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to "break" White House property.

White House nightlife under investigation
The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party's nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.

Obama to Host Poetry Party at White House

By: Pamela Leavey

Obama Welcomes Specter To Party At White House

The White House is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America's head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays.

The stately East Room, where portraits of George and Martha Washington adorn the walls, was transformed into a concert hall as President Barack Obama presented Stevie Wonder with the nation's highest award for pop music on Wednesday.

After Salahis Crashed White House Party, Secret Service to Be More Vigilant