Skip to comments.White House threw secret 'Alice in Wonderland' bash during recession
Posted on 01/08/2012 4:51:47 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
It was the tea party the Obamas just couldnt resist.
A White House Alice in Wonderland costume ball put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all.
The Obamas, by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that Star Wars creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests.
The book reveals: any official announcement of the glittering affair coming at a time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obamas health-care plan were staging protests quickly vanished down the rabbit hole.
However, the White House made certain that more humble Halloween festivities earlier that day for thousands of Washington-area schoolkids were well reported by the press corps.
Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.
Tim Burton decorated (WH Dining Room) in his signature creepy-comic style. His film version was about to be released, and he had turned the room into the Mad Hatters tea party, with a long table set with antique-looking linens, enormous stuffed animals in chairs, and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies, reports the book, which The Post purchased at a Manhattan bookstore.
Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burtons own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided over the scene in full costume, standing up on a table to welcome everyone in character.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
At the rate we’re going, somebody needs to start a website for pictures of Obama looking at things.
I just saw this on Fox News Sunday.
And the denigrate the Tea Party??????
But it’s okay to have a ‘tea party’ of their own, right?
How dare they? Pompous arrogance on parade. And now we know. I see a few really good protest signs and banners coming.
I’m surprised - Moochelle should have dressed as the Queen of Hearts..
But they'll use the story now....?
What one has to think about is the austerity of callousness. think about where you would have to operate in your mind to do this. The world is falling apart and you are having an orgy on the peoples dime. Time to act ....
Somebody please post a picture of the Zer0 in his ‘Alice’ costume.
THey’re selling books for their friends.
History repeats itself over and over... some are too self-absorbed to get it.
Roman Empire = United States
Ring any bells?
Why are they content to leak it now?
Anyone else besides me wondering?
FWIW, given the choice of publisher, I don’t think this about book sales.
Some frantic poster is insisting over and over that the kids had tea with with cut out characters.
Me too, this is more of a display of out and out Moral Bankruptcy and Ethical Corruption on behalf of the “Entertainment Industry and News organizations” than anything else which falls in line with an article posted here by Dan Greenfield on the Demise of Hollywood and why. You need not look any further as to why Hollywood is FAILING.
This almost sounds like a fairy tale story, except for the fact that they were making FUN of the Patriots in the TEA PARTY!!
Amen....I loathe the entire family AND administration.
It was best to bring the story out now....rather than wait until October (before the election)...makes perfect sense.
Were George Stephanopoulos the pres corps there dressed as a Tweedledum and Tweedledee:
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel
Wonder who came dressed as a monstroous crow?
just posted this on my FB page, along with the comment that by my posting it, I hope I’m not labeled as a terrorist. Or, a racist.
Here's a link to NY Mag's slideshow of Obama looking at Mundane Things
And here's a link to a blogger's (PhotoShopped) album of Obama looking at Awesome Things... and the same, as a slideshow
But why publish it in a book? Why not just okay it to see print in a paper? Or online? Little Brown/Hachette/Lagardere forked out for this and will probably lose money on the deal. Something else is at work here.
Reminds me of when the Clintoons had full dress active marines working as “waiters” at some of their parties so they could laugh at them..
Some highly placed Americans are indeed “scum”..
A bloody Civil War might have a few benefits...
I support separation of Hollywood and State.
The Re-distributionist-in-Chief declares that there is plenty of cake and the little people should partake of.
Red Queen: Michelle
Mad Hatter: Tim Geithner
Cheshire Cat: Hillary
Tweedledum and Tweedledee: MSM
Books like this....with advance payments....never make enough profit to cover costs.
No, they don’t. Which makes the publishing of this book very interesting.
Democrats usually are famewhores. I don’t know why, but the link between liberals and entertainment/fame is very strong.
I long for a free and independent press.
A time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obamas health-care plan.
Whem your plan is working give a party.
Absolutely amazing terminal arrogance.
Look at the comments from and to “Carol Dijkhuyzen”
She appears to be from the Netherlands and is self described as one of Obozo’s top supporters. She said she was at the event, but it was only a childrens halloween party.
If they did this for Halloween think of what they’ll do for the Jewish holiday of Purim!!!
Yes, I agree. But it is certainly unclear from the article what the book is.
Found a listing connected and it was by a Dem appointed judge.
“How in the HELL did all those people keep this a SECRET???”
And that was just a party.
What else are they keeping secret that isn’t just a matter of fun?
The party was just a dress rehearsal for the remainder of His term. Contrary to the view of some who think President Obama gets his ideas from Alinsky, it is clear that Alice in Wonderland is the source.
What costume did Zero wear for Halloween? I would have suggested he come as Caligula. He’s already done Nero, playing his putter while Rome burned...
From the comments:
“Lydia Bellafiore · Top Commenter
Floyd Booker - i think you are missing the point. it doesn’t matter if it was only for kids - the money they wasted on a “tea party” could have gone to a food pantry and helped families. everyone is talking about shared sacrifice - don’t see the Obama’s sacrificing anything.”
Apparently a couple of pix from that party: http://burtonland.ru/
-—One morning during his Senate campaign, Obama didnt show up to a meeting with donors. After a frantic search, a white staffer named Peter Coffey called Obamas barbershop to find that, yes, he was there.
The president confronted Coffey about the call later that day.
The relationship between a black man and his barber is sacred, Obama bellowed . . . For failing to understand this truth, your punishment is to watch the movie Barbershop. And for further punishment, you will then watch the sequel, Barbershop 2. -—
Exactly. Barry embodies the attitude of entitlement.
There’s no sense of shame in the Democrat party. And that includes their bought-and-paid-for press. Steal, lie, threaten, party.