After weeks of anticipation the big night has finally arrived – Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker’s big fundraiser to benefit the Barack Obama re-election campaign took over New York’s West Village last night.
“The Anna Wintour thing happened last night, the big party with Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “In case you don't know her, she's the actual devil from The Devil Wears Prada.”
Forget about the gridlock nightmare and incredible inconvenience an event like this causes the people of New York, Obama was in town and ready to party… after a brief detour that took him to Ground Zero.
Campaign rules say a President cannot use taxpayer money to get to and from fundraising events, unless of course there is also ‘official’ business involved.
“If there's a campaign, if there's a fundraiser or something like that, he can't charge you, the taxpayer, for it unless he's there for business. Well, he was there. He had to make a quick stop at the World Trade Center. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. So now wait a minute. Let me see if I have this right. So now he's going to the World Trade Center to pay his respects,” Glenn asked.
Glenn, Pat, and Stu have been have thoroughly enjoyed the lead up to this event, playing the audio of the ad campaign with Parker and Wintour all week.
WINTOUR: Hi, I'm Anna Wintour, and I'm so lucky in my work that I'm able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world. Women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama. These three wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner along with the president in New York City
“Anyway, that's her,” Pat said sarcastically. “So they did that last night, and they raised 2 million bucks.”
Obama and his fellow Democrats have spent the last few weeks talking about how ‘out-of-touch’ Romney is and how he doesn’t understand the plight of the everyman because he called a doughnut a ‘goody.’
Well a $2 million fundraiser with the rich and famous and clothing lines designed by fashion’s elite to benefit your re-election doesn’t necessarily reek of Main Street USA either. Wintour is now coordinating the design and creation of Obama-themed clothing called Runway to Win.
“I mean, you want to talk about – you want to talk about out of touch,” Glenn said. “You're making designer clothing for your campaign, and your campaign is supposed to be reaching the little guy, the average American, and you have the editor, The Devil Wears Prada editor of Vogue magazine working on designer clothing with your face on it?”
“What is it, wealth went down 40% over – since 2007, and we're talking about designer clothes,” Stu added.
With someone like Wintour involved you can be sure that this clothing will not be your average, run-of-the-mill sweater.
“Not just designer clothes – snotty designer clothes,” Glenn said. “I mean, we're talking about Vogue magazine and Anna Wintour. So this is not going to be cheap.”
“This snotty elitist woman is who the Obamas are choosing to associate themselves with and raise money with,” Pat asked. “I mean, can you imagine if this was Romney? He would be getting excoriated in the media right now.”
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming…