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It's all carrots, arugula and cauliflower.
Far be it from me to defend the odious Michelle, but I see nothing wrong with this (other than having a Polka band). The article doesn't say what the time of day for the party is, but if it's at a time when invitees might reasonably expect a real meal, it's good manners to tell them that's not the case.
Yep-- you can snack and get drunk, but there won't be a real meal...
Debt ceiling considerations. Saving... snort... taxpayer money.
Barack Obama will require you to dance. He is going to demand that you shake your booty. That you put down your snacks. That you come out of your mastication, that you move away from the buffet. That you push yourselves to be funkier. And that you imbibe. Barack will never allow you to go back to your seats as usual.
Sounds like the sort of invitation you get that provokes a question, "Do we have to go?".
Well it's her b'day party!!! What could possibly be inconsiderate about that? If people want a different type of party, they can throw their preferred type on their birthdays!
Methinks they were more into a little alliteration.
Maybe Mooch is on a fiscal diet--the "snacks" and "sips"---you'll get a Ritx cracker and a thimbleful of wine.Somehow I doubt it.
What I get from this is that lobbyists are probably paying for it. That's not allowed if it's a meal, but ”food or refreshments of a nominal value offered other than as a part of a meal" are exempt.http://www.democracy21.org/archives/issues/issueslobbying/correction-of-erroneous-interpretation-of-ethics-rules-that-ban-lobbyists-from-paying-for-meals-for-members-of-congress/
Good explanation, timkb.Barry ALWAYS spends other people's money.
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