The 2012 presidential campaign is all about My Dinner with Celebrity Whoever.
Start with Barack Obama’s George Clooney dinnerfest last month (via the LA Times’s Food blog):
DINNER AT CLOONEY’S
One hundred and fifty wealthy Democrats joined President Obama for dinner at George Clooney’s Studio City house, including Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg, reports The Times. Wolfgang Puck catered the dinner, which was expected to raise $15 million.
Next came Mitt Romney’s dinner with Donald Trump (via the Washington Times):
How hungry are you? Could you stomach a meal with Donald Trump? Would having Mitt Romney there make it more edible?
That’s the question supporters of Mitt Romney have to ask themselves before plunking down $3 to buy a chance to have dinner with Mitt and The Donald.
It is all part of a mega fundraiser to rival President Obama’s bash at George Clooney’s California home on May 10 when a couple who had bought a winning $3 raffle were flown to join the dinner party that raised $15 million dollars for the President’s campaign. Of course, the other diners had to pony up $40,000-a-head for their dinners.
Now comes Sarah Jessica Parker’s pitch for yet another Obama repast (via BuzzFeed):
“Ok, the guy who ended the war in Iraq, the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want, and the guy who created 4 million new jobs, that guy: President Obama and Michelle are coming to my house for dinner on June 14, and I want you to be there too.”
How much does the hardworking staff want to be there?
Not $40,000 worth, that’s for sure.
UPDATE: The SJP ad ran on MTV Sunday night, according to ABC News.