September 22, 2012

"Ann -- We're already figuring out the seating arrangements for the last Dinner with Barack of this campaign."



Text and image from email with the subject line "Where you'll be seated." The closing — in lieu of something like "sincerely" — is "Seriously, what are you waiting for?"

59 comments:

David said...

Waiting for sincerity, perhaps. Sincerely.

EMD said...

So, if winners 2 and 3 get the same "seating chart" ... are you all fighting over that seat next to Obama?

Irene said...

When I looked quickly at the drawing, I read "Winner" as "Whiner."

Paddy O said...

Very messianic!

You can sit at his right hand and your guest can sit at his left.

Can you drink from his cup?

Tom Spaulding said...

President Game Show.

BaltoHvar said...

I'll wait to be seated at the Adult table.

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wyo sis said...

Just when you think it can't get any more obvious and tacky...
I never wanted to explore the depths of political opportunism this deeply.
Just another expensive tax funded service this administration offers.

exiledonmainst said...

The Last Supper?

There should be a photoshop of the da Vinci painting. Jarrett (the apostle the Lord loved best) to his right, Axelrod to his left. (Perhaps that wouldn't work, since there is nobody to Obama's left.)

Meade can be Judas, about to steal away from the arugula and Kobe beef to join with Romney and Ryan.

Althouse herself is one of the apostles in the middle, remaining "cruelly neutral."

EMD said...

Sinceriously!

Portmanteau for President!

Paul Zrimsek said...

"Seriously, what are you waiting for?"

Your word that he won't stick me with the check.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I want to know what kind of grub we're having.

Rocketeer said...

I only see six seats. Shouldn't there be twelve?

rhhardin said...

The whole Obama comedy effect is from its being typical of a women.

exiledonmainst said...

Obama the Boyfriend is back! He wants to whisper sweet nothings in your ear and assure you that yeah, he's been bad in the past, but he really, really is going to be good this time around. Really, he will.

Rusty said...

Aw jeeze.

Mark Nielsen said...


BaltoHvar: "I'll wait to be seated at the Adult table."

Lots of possibilities for thread winners on this one -- but that's going to be tough to beat.

SteveR said...

I only see six seats. Shouldn't there be twelve?

Your underestimating Obama, he only needs half the support Jesus did.

AJ Lynch said...

Althouse, what words of wisdom do you think you might hear at the dinner if you went? His prediction of this year's World Series or Super Bowl winner? When unemployment will be lower than 6%? When he will stop the bleeding in Afghanistan or in our fed budget or between the Repubs and the Dems?

Issob Morocco said...

That would look great if you put it on the back of your hands Ann and took a photo.

deborah said...

Can they possibly think we're more stupid?

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Good God, that is crass. Unbelievable.

exiledonmainst said...

AJ Lynch said:

"His prediction of this year's World Series or Super Bowl winner?"

Well, considering that Obama couldn't name a single player on his "favorite team," the White Sox, and couldn't be bothered to congratulate the Cards after their World Series win last year (it just might have had something to do with the fact that Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols spoke at the Glenn Beck rally), I doubt he'll have much to say about the WS.

Nah, he'll talk hoops.

pm317 said...

When I looked quickly at the drawing, I read "Winner" as "Whiner."

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Ditto.

William said...

Where's the vomitorium?

Irene said...
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q12345q6789 said...

1. I actually thought the sketchpad illustration was a good touch (from the POV of someone who wanted to make you think they are really just throwing together a party and need your RSVP - and, um... Cash.)It's completely in line with other Obama email
begging that Ann has shown us in the past. The staged informality, the nonsensical faux familiarity; it's consistent thematically. Some people obviously think this emotional hook strategy works. Hell, 'Direct Mail' people used it for decades too. ISN'T this like a lottery though? So yeah, Odds are you pay the cash - and you won't win anyway. BUY MORE TICKETS SUCKERS!

2. IT made me feel kinda dissapointed. I mean Here is the arrangement: "PAY me money to go to dinner with you. I don't care who you are, you are one of faceless thousands who have entered into this Cash for Company compact with me." I'd be turning Barack Obama, President of the USA into my uninterested Escort for the night... and probably one of those shitty high-priced no-sex escorts at that!
BUT, this is how politics has worked for a looong time. On BOTH/ALL sides. If we had email back in the 1960's maybe Ann would have gone to dinner with JFK? Hmmm..

edutcher said...

"the last Dinner with Barack of this campaign."

I thought this was his last campaign.

That's what he told Medvedev.

Hey, he can lie to us all he wants, but lying to the Russkies can be dangerous.

David said...

"Shouldn't there be twelve?"

Thirteen.

David said...

"The staged informality, the nonsensical faux familiarity"

Well put.

edutcher said...

David said...

Shouldn't there be twelve?

Thirteen.


No, you can do it with 12.

This is one Last Supper where the Messiah and the Betrayer will be in the same seat.

David said...

Who says the winner will be to the left of POTUS.

He may well have his back to the table.

PatCA said...

Have these other dinners actually taken place? I haven't heard a thing. Are the guests sworn to secrecy or something, fallen into a trap door to a dungeon below?

BaltoHvar said...

The idea of a lottery/raffle simply cheapens...

Levi Starks said...

I may have already won!!!!!

Levi Starks said...

I may have already won!!!!!

Levi Starks said...

Actually I'm starting to feel a little sorry for winner 2, and 3.

tim maguire said...

That looks like a contract to me.

I recommend you accept their offer.

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Dave said...

In August Obama raised twice as much as Romney in small donations. Obama asks his supporters to take some responsibility for the campaign despite the well-known fact that these are people incapable of taking responsibility for their own lives!

Chip Ahoy said...

The thing shown is one table, Silly. There are dozens of tables, scores of tables. The tables rotate and everybody is getting the same message. Every body is 'you' and everybody else is winner #2 and #3 and their guests. Visualized like a Venn diagram with Obama at the center. The tables rotate the only thing stationary is Obama until like a kaleidoscope all the tables rotate into and out of position with Obama. It's a lovely sight to behold, the idea came from the June Taylor dancers.

Clyde said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
"Seriously, what are you waiting for?"

Your word that he won't stick me with the check.


Um, Paul, not only has he stuck YOU with the check, but your kids and grandkids as well!

BaltoHvar said...

Chip - you are an absolute gem. How could this NOT be the umpteenth "bait and switch - man behind the curtain" affair? And I thought I had a buff scruples detector.

Ah, the JT Dancers made me understand the concept and then the joy of being a leg man.

Fen said...

"Yes Virginia, they really think you are this stupid"

exiledonmainst said...

"Yes Virginia, they really think you are this stupid"


And in the case of Obama supporters, they are correct.

jr565 said...

Its like winning the Publishers Clearing House jackpot (You may have already won....) only with a really crappy prize. I'll take hte million bucks, thanks.


And did someone doodle that on a napkin?

jr565 said...

I wouldn't be surprised if there's 100 tables each one with a carboard cutout of a smiling POTUS seated at each table

Sammy said...

So money hunger, and it's never enough. Everyday it's some stupid proposal offering you a chance to give Obama and his crew more of your money....


If he gets a second term, that's when all the bills come do for the 6 trillion in spending, and for Obamacare, this never ending need for money, is a " Forwarning" of what this crew will be like in Obama 2. 0 with the tax payer.

Michael said...

Well its down to three of you. Here's hoping!

Paul Zrimsek said...

Corrected version here.

bagoh20 said...

So you get to sit next to the empty chair.

exiledonmainst said...

I wouldn't be surprised if there's 100 tables each one with a carboard cutout of a smiling POTUS seated at each table

9/22/12 7:56 PM

Yep. And the lucky winners get to converse with the cutouts, in the same way Rupert Pupkin chatted with the cardboard cutouts of Liza Minnelli and Jerry Lewis in "The King of Comedy."

Big Mike said...

Is this some sort of raffle? Because if it is, and if you promise to bring Meade and a video camera, I'll buy your raffle ticket myself!

cokaygne said...

Can't believe it! You all missed the big news. 0 is dumping MO for AA 'cause after he wins he won't need the scolder-in-chief anymore. He can be more flexible.

cokaygne said...

Can't believe it! You all missed the big news. 0 is dumping MO for AA 'cause after he wins he won't need the scolder-in-chief anymore. He can be more flexible.

Rusty said...

The funny thing is the White House really thinks you're that stupid.

Nichevo said...

Zrimsek,

+ infinity. I award you one internet.

Saint Croix said...

It's like a Kenyan version of the Nigerian scam.

kentuckyliz said...

I was about to say "adult table" FTW but no--wait--Zrimsek gets it. Kudos.