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Posted on 08/05/2011 2:22:10 AM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON--President Obama celebrated his 50th birthday Thursday night with a celebrity-filled bash, as entertainer Chris Rock reported on his Twitter feed: "Just left the Presidents birthday party at the White House. Herbie Hancock played, Stevie Wonder sang and yes they did the electric slide. A great night."
Daughter Malia, 13 just arrived home from summer camp in time for the Rose Garden party as she was joined by her sister, Sasha, 10, First Lady Michelle, grandmother Marian Robinson and their godmother, Eleanor "Mama Kaye, Wilson," who flew to Washington from Chicago on Air Force One with Obama when he returned from his Thursday fund-raiser back home.
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The guests toasted the President throughout the night. Also on hand to mark the Presidential milestone were former governors Bill Richardson and Tim Kaine, and Mr. Obama's staunchest allies in the debt battle--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Senior White House staff also celebrated: Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Cecelia Munoz, John Brennan, and Valerie Jarrett. Mrs. Obama's former Chief of Staff, Susan Sher, flew in from Chicago, as did two of the President's closest pals: Dr. Eric Whitaker, University of Chicago Hospital Vice-President, and The Parking Spot President and CEO Marty Nesbitt. Campaign fundraiser Andy Spahn was spotted, too.
On the menu... There was "not a tie in sight" for the birthday dinner, according to one guest; men wore light summer-weight button downs and trousers, and women were attired in summer dresses--many taking their fashion cue from Mrs. Obama, and going sleeveless. Dinner was grilled chicken and steak, and Chicago-style hot dogs, with salad made with fresh greens plucked from Mrs. Obama's Kitchen Garden, as well as vegetable sides, accompanied by American wines. Tables were covered with simple gray cloths, and anchored by sprays of yellow flowers and greens. There was birthday cake, of course, and pie.
I think I’m gonna be sick...
It’ll take a lot more than this to make me dislike Stevie or Herbie.
Did they fly in the brother from Kenya?
Maybe send him a doggie bag by AF 1.
“with salad made with fresh greens plucked from Mrs. Obama’s Kitchen Garden”
Ewwwwwwwwww! Shaddup and eat your tainted arugula!
I understand it was a $35,000/plate birthday meal,...for hot dogs and grilled chicken.
That party was in Chicago, the day before.
Yeah, but next time I put on "Headhunters" I'll be thinking Obama, no thank you.
It's about as much her garden as it is my dog's garden. Wonder how much it cost the taxpayers for those fresh greens?
If we had $35,000 more we could buy a house—outright! Disgusting that these people give so much money so this communist can further destroy our country. I hope they get theirs some day.
Tom Hanks really turned into a leftist suck-up.
He is really Steven Spielberg’s little lapdog.
Maybe if people stopped paying to see his movies?
Pies and Holidays for me but not for thee...
Check out Obama's Pie
They didn’t invite the illegal auntie from Kenya who lives in gov’t subsidized housing.
How many of these "paid for by the First Couple" parties have The First Couple thrown now? What happens when the party bill exceeds the income of The First Couple? Food Stamps?
I can see Pelosi doing a “Marilyn Monroe” version of “Happy Birthday Mr President”
I guess it’s true, “A fool and his money will soon depart” $35,000.00 to eat with someone who would throw them under the bus in a second.
So much for moooooochele and her diet, oh wait thats for everyone but the mac, the crybaby liar, daddy family.
I refuse to buy a ticket to Spielberg or a Tom Hanks production.
Unfortunately, Spielberg is very good at his craft - so is that bastard Hanks.
Many Americans don’t see the connect between their ticket money and financial assistance offered to bastards like Obama by these leftist Hollyweird creeps.