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Posted on 08/05/2011 5:57:24 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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.
Obama's party--paid for, the White House said, by the First Couple--was closed press and not on his official schedule. Obama's team was not eager for pictures of the bash, coming as the stock market was plunging and a new jobless report comes out Friday morning.
Eddie Gehman Kohan, put together a detailed report about the five-hour barbeque, based on interviews of people who were there. Read her entire article here.
From Kohan's article: "Stevie Wonder gave a "surprise" performance during the celebration; his hit "You and I" was the President and First Lady Obama's wedding song. Revelers included Jay Z; Tom Hanks; Chris Rock; hoops legends Charles Barkley and Grant Hill; Whoopi Goldberg; Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith; and actor Hill Harper. He's one of the President's closest chums from Harvard law school, and star of CSI: NY. Jazz great Herbie Hancock and his ensemble played;
"The night was balmy, and when dinner was done, a DJ spun dance tunes--"like at a Bar Mitzvah," said one guest. The twenty tables for ten in the Rose Garden were pushed aside so guests could dance, led by the President and Mrs. Obama.
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Who was playing first fiddle?
Yeah, but how’s his jump shot coming?
Aw, Emmitt... Say it ain’t so, man. Say it ain’t so.
Older but no wiser. Still no proof he is who he says he is.
It’s good to be king. Until the peasants vote.
Hanks must have really stood out in THAT crowd. I’m surprised (and yet, disappointed) they didn’t beat him up.
“DJ spun dance tunes—”like at a Bar Mitzvah,”
WTF? How so?
OMG! If I were there I probably would have hurled all over the guests and spoiled their party.
piece of sh*t himself
Can anyone provide links to some of the media coverage of George Bush’s big birthday bashes? I’d really like to compare to see if they provided the same level of enthusiasm for Bush’s birthday . . .
Oh yeah, Bush was a class act and wouldn’t dream of making a public spectacle out of a private (and unimportant) occasion. I mean really, a birthday party for the president? I expect to see balloons and pointy hats. How ridiculous. You’d think the guy was turning 9, not 50.
What do all these people have in common? They are old as dirt. Tired, old, socialists.
I can see why...
” Who was playing first fiddle?
First thought that came to my mind also.
While the US tanked Obama fiddled away like nothing was going on.
I just spotted Pelosi...baaaaaarf!
So, nobody from his WHITE side was invited?
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