Skip to comments.Obama’s coming: Close the beach!
Posted on 08/06/2012 9:50:26 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama flies to Connecticut on Monday for a star-studded fundraiser at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's sprawling estate in Westport. The event means about $2 million for Obama's campaignand traffic disruptions and beach closings, plus a surge in overtime pay for the town of some 26,000 people.
The WestportNow.com news site gave its readers a peek at what it means for a locality to play host to a presidential fundraiser, this one a $35,800-per-guest soiree featuring "The Dark Knight Rises" star Anne Hathaway and "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin. Actress Joanne Woodward, Hollywood icon Paul Newman's widow, is also expected to attend.
Security for the most powerful man in the world means traffic delays as local police close off his motorcade route. Westport's Marine Police Unit will patrol the shoreline near Weinstein's home, while area firefighters and other emergency workers will be at the ready.
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Further proof of the selfishness and hypocrisy of leftist elites, politicians, Hollyweird
This is really obnoxious. I can understand security precautions for an affair of state, but raising money for his own campaign is not a good enough excuse to lock down a town because the King has decided to drop by.
Bad time of the year for this lockdown to take place, with summer vacations, etc.