With the economy stalling and our embassies under siege across the world, Obama has a lot more on his schedule than having his hindquarters nuzzled by David Letterman. From a report yesterday on his busy schedule:
Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne.
When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub.
The 350-bottle champagne tower — designed by Jeffrey Beers — is a monument to Jay-Z’s favorite bubbly, Armand de Brignac, which is known colloquially by rappers, clubgoers and connoisseurs as Ace of Spades because of its gold-spade label.
Details of the party are “under lock and key” according to a White House representative.
All the campaign would say yesterday was that the president would speak to about 100 people at the $40,000-per-person event, after addressing 200 donors at a $12,500-per-family reception at the Waldorf.
Meanwhile, the media continues to hammer Romney with Marxist rhetoric for being in league with the rich.
On a tip from Shawn.