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It’s Party Time, Obama-Style

By Wyatt Earp | September 13, 2010

And the president wonders why he is getting numbers like these?

Barack and Michelle Obama have a very packed social calendar this week. They are hosting three parties, while the rest of us try to dig out of the recession. But hey, look at the bright side; at least they’re in D.C., and not on another vacation.

On Monday evening, the President will welcome collegiate star athletes to the White House for a reception at 5:45 p.m. The annual event, first held by former President George W. Bush, recognizes outstanding student athletes in more than a dozen sports, including field-hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball. Neither of Obama’s alma maters, Columbia University and Harvard University, made the grade.

On Wednesday the First Couple will don black tie for the annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala, one of the more entertaining political galas of the Washington fall season. Hopefully the Obamas get some rest Thursday or Friday, because they will be back in formal wear on Saturday night for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) annual Phoenix Awards dinner. The dinner will mark the culmination of the foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference.

I wonder when the gala for the Congressional White Caucus will be held?

Topics: Politics | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “It’s Party Time, Obama-Style”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    First must come the Asian Caucus, the Aboriginal Caucus,
    the Ute Caucus the Alien Grey Caucus and finally the Zombie Caucus. Oh MY GAWD! WAIT! We can’t form a caucus that would be RACIST!

  2. MUD Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    In 2012 after the next Presidential election.

  3. BobG Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    “I wonder when the gala for the Congressional White Caucus will be held?”

    April 15, at the IRS offices.

  4. Ingineer66 Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I want more in depth reporting. Why is the Hispanic party one of the more entertaining? Do they break open a Pinata filled with tax dollars or gifts from lobbyists or something? Is it racist to say that one gala is better than another? Inquiring minds want to know?

    And what is the criteria for getting a Phoenix award from the CBCF? sounds like Dr. King’s dream of not judging by skin color has gone out the window. And how can they name an award for the capital of an obviously racist state?

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Jon – Ute Caucus. I heard about them in My Cousin Vinny.

    MUD – Doesn’t have to be a White Caucus then, as long as it is a Conservative Caucus.

    BobG – Lousy taxing bastards!

    Ingineer66 – They probably named it after the University of Phoenix – the online school.

  6. Crusty Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    To be Politically correct, can’t we change the name from the Phoenix Award to the Big Bird Award. Who want a award from Arizona they be the bad guy. Nothing like to a Big Bird rising award of course we would have to change the statue

  7. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    For everything you wanted to know about Obama and economics, go here.

  8. Ingineer66 Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I read that about the award, but I was more interested in how one gets such an award. There does not seem to be any diversity in the recipients.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Crusty – Gotta be more yellow!

    Bob – Well crafted.

    Ingineer66 – Yeah, I don’t think I’ll be winning it any time soon.