The streets of Egypt run red with the blood of innocent Coptic Christians and Americans are in the process of being spied on by their own government.
But up in the tony enclave called Martha’s Vineyard, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, who endorsed, but will never be subject to the Affordable Care Act, held a relaxed cocktail party for Barack and Michelle Obama. Brian’s wife self-described Philadelphia homemaker Aileen Kennedy Roberts, who contributed over $100K to Barack’s 2012 campaign fund in three $35,800 increments was probably also there.
In addition to Shelley, Barry and the Roberts, also joining in on the soiree was a whole host of left-wingers none of whom will be subject to the train wreck called Obamacare either.
Among those sipping cocktails with the president were: rabid Obama supporter and newly nominated ambassador to Japan, Caroline キャロライン pronounced “KYARORAIN” Kennedy Schlossberg; the president’s fried shrimp luncheon partner and Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett; and the ‘never met a talking point I didn’t like,’ National Security Adviser/Leading Domestic Reconnoiter, Susan Rice.
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Taking a break from running guns and tracking down racists, Attorney General Eric ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder fit the celebration into his busy schedule, as did ‘Cash-for-Clunkers’ wizard, Steve Rattner, 32 Advisors’ and member of the president’s Economic [Non] Recovery Advisory Board, Robert Wolf, and token civil rights activist, Vernon Jordan.
From the world of movies and entertainment came the 61-year-old movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, and his 37-year-old British wife, high-end women’s wear Marchesa co-founder, ‘I love him for his looks’ Georgina Chapman.
Comedian Larry David was there, and likely worked really really hard to “Curb [his] Enthusiasm.”
Also among the chosen few were the hopelessly liberal/always politically active/perpetual Vineyard dweller and 70’s songstress, Carly Simon, as well as the producer of the upcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Peter Chernin.
Incredibly, the woman Barack Obama said “happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country,” California Attorney General Kamala Harris, was also milling around with the cocktail partiers.
The only thing worse for Michelle Obama than having Kamala Harris sitting across the room from her would be if the giggling Obama triplets Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, and Kerry Washington made an appearance.
That means, either Brian and Aileen didn’t know about the president’s sexist comments about Harris, or prior to the gathering the Comcast CEO conferred with “single mom” Michelle Obama and received the first lady’s nod of approval.
Not for anything, but with the Middle East burning and all, to some it may have seemed kind of hardhearted for the president to make merry while people die.
However, being the engaged leader that he is, it’s quite possible that prior to his arrival at the cocktail party Obama took a break from playing Spades long enough to register a special request.
In order to show solidarity with the people being zipped into body bags on the streets of Cairo, Obama, who does not take sides, may have requested that while Carly Simon sings “You’re So Vain,” his hosts serve Egyptian delicacies as hors d’oeuvres, instead of the customary and much more appropriate pigs in a blanket.