So Lets Throw A Party And Not Tell Anyone About It
Oh What Fun!!!
Found Under The Radar
Those who know my political beat know that quite often I have a tendency to write about things I see flying under the radar. In this particular instance I caught a brief glimpse of this party and then suddenly started getting more than a brief glimpse. You see, I'm a fiscal conservative and a long time member of the Tea Party Movement and it fries my frog legs whenever I discover some of the excesses that Obama and his blushing bride seem to love to take advantage of. It usually involves the spending of our tax payer dollars like a drunken sailor on shore leave. This is a case in point.
Anyone Seen That Pesky White Rabbit Around The White House?
Lets flash back to 2009 if you can remember that far back, around the Halloween time frame. What was Obama doing in 2009 while the jobless situation turned from bad to worse? He was wasting close to a trillion dollars of our tax money on a supposed stimulus program that only amounted to a glorified "Jobs For Friends" fiasco. He wants to do that again by the way. He was also in the process of ramming Obamacare down the public's maw even though in his SOTU address previously that year he said he was going to put that on the back burner and concentrate on job creation. The only jobs the federal government was creating at the time were federal jobs which produce nothing but a larger bureaucracy. Remember that you need to watch what Obama DOES and not what he SAYS.
So as the nation was in the crash and burn mode he and Moochelle evidently decided that for Halloween they were going to throw an "Alice In Wonderland" party right there in the People's House involving the people's money. What a gig those two seem to have going. The mystery to me was how in the heck they pulled it off without the Lame Stream Media reporting the event. Not really a mystery though considering he is their "Anointed One." The co-hosts of the party were Johnnie Depp and Tim Burton from the Hollywood crowd. It is now being reported how "over the top" this affair was and that Obama demanded no press coverage. I've also been reading where some of his top aides advised Obama that this sort of thing going on in the People's House wasn't the best idea that he and Moochelle had ever come up with.
Go Ask Alice...
See any DC School Children Here?
So how is it finally coming out? A New York Times reporter of all people is letting the cat out of the proverbial bag. Maybe the Times is beginning to see what the rest of us have seen for quite a while now. The correspondent, Judy Kantor, outlines the details in the book The Obamas. She states that the Whine House officials kept this thing wrapped tight because they were a bit nervous about how "voters" would react to the Obama's excesses. Seems like a no brainer to this frog.
When excerpts hit the news, the British press, much sharper than ours it seems, started banging away at their keyboards. They were wondering how such a lavish party wouldn't be an embarrassment for the Obama's in an age when austerity with our tax dollars should have been the watch word. Along comes the usual Whine House denial that the party was no secret. If it wasn't then how come this is just now popping up in 2012? The British Telegraph had this to say about this soiree: "Depp greeted guests in the costume he had worn in a film version of the Lewis Carroll story released around the same time by (Tim) Burton - the film's director - who was given carte blanche to transform the state dining room into a Mad Hatter's tea party." Kind on the LalaLand side of life if you ask me. And this was no secret? Yeah, right!
Kantor, the author of said book, puts it this way: "White House officials were so nervous about how a splashy, Hollywoodesque party would look to jobless Americans or their representatives in Congress, who would soon vote on health care, that the event was not discussed publicly and Burton and Depp's contributions went unacknowledged." What a slight to Depp and Burton and a direct slap in the chops to the American tax payer.
Brace yourself, the best is yet to come. Here's the Whine House's spin now. Whine House spokesman Eric Shultz says Kantor has it all wrong. The party was thrown as a benefit for local Washington DC school kiddies and military families. Does any one happen to be in possession of the guest register for the event. Why would senior aides be nervous about the event even coming down in the first place if that were the case?
Barak and Moochelle are quite a pair now, aren't they? Let the good times roll...
The Frog Prince