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PortaPottyFest might be getting a wee bit pricey, says the AP

Well, looky here. The Associated Press has finally noticed how expensive the Obama inauguration has turned out to be: Obama Hosting Pricey Party In A Dicey Economy.

Naturally, though, they failed to reference any of their own editorializing reporting from four years ago in today's story, citing only the letter sent to President Bush by Democrats Anthony Weiner and Baghdad Jim McDermott asking him to scale back the massive rock concerts, merchandising um, whatever it was that made them grumpy.

And here is the spew-inducing quote of the day -- I'm warning you, swallow your coffee first:

Obama's inauguration committee says it is mindful of the times and is not worried people will see the four days of festivities as excessive.

"That is probably not the way the country is going to be looking at it," said committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass. "It is not a celebration of an election. It is a celebration of our common values." (emphasis added)

Any Bush Administration spokesperson making such a statement four years ago would have been cruelly mocked by every liberal on the planet. Linda Douglass deserves no less than fair treatment, as far as I am concerned. Actually though, I believe I'll file that quote away somewhere warm and safe. It'll come in handy the next time Republicans win a major election.

One more thing: the enormous amount of money raised for this event and for Obama's presidential campaign surely means the end of government matching funds for presidential elections. From now on, hanging the albatross of federal matching funds rulekeeping around one's neck will only be for losers. Hopefully Republicans have finally figured that one out.

(PS - Maybe I should have called it "PortaPottyPalooza." Much catchier, I think.)

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ADDED: vis-a-vis the Obama fundraising palooza -- The Donors Who Gave Big, and Often: Obama's $100,000-Plus Backers Were Able to Contribute to Several Entities.

The secret? Taking advantage of the newly-increased individual donation cap of $70,100, and encouraging donors to give the maximum amount concurrently to the campaign and state and national party organizations. Of the biggest Obama donors, 94 couples and families gave a combined $14.4 million.


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Comments (10)

In a related item, workers ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

In a related item, workers swiftly finished expanding all doorways on the west wing so 'the one' can get his big head through them.

In another related story. T... (Below threshold)
JFO:

In another related story. The makers of Kleenex quadrupled their production of Kleenex to meet the needs of the 24hour a day whining, sniveling, crying, head exploding of the irrelevant, dingy right wing. Mental health clinics see a potential explosion of business with the 25%ers as they become more and more convinced that everyone else is coming to get them.

JFO, actual headlines from ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

JFO, actual headlines from Jan 2005 will not apply to us. Not very cleaver-You're welcome to try again however.

No worries. The liberals pr... (Below threshold)

No worries. The liberals probably won't even use the porta-potties. They will be jammed in so tight they will just go where they stand. Plus, they might miss something The Messiah says if they take a quick potty break. :)

Well, our economy has been ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Well, our economy has been gutted by wall street, so what else are they going to do with that leftover cash? "Party like it's 1999!"

This will be a "Green House... (Below threshold)
MPR:

This will be a "Green House Gas" disaster! The tons of CO2, Methane, and Hydrogen Sulfide released into the atmosphere from all the porta- potties(not to mention the speeches and tribute music from wacko libs)is obscene. So much for Obamalala's concern for climate change, global warming!!!

What need for porta-potties... (Below threshold)

What need for porta-potties, once Obama is sworn in and we all cast off these earthly bodies?

Mr. Obama should get in as ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Mr. Obama should get in as much partying as he can very early on. I have a feeling he's gonna have a lot more to worry about after Tuesday than who was supposed to bring the chips and dip.

"One more thing: the enormo... (Below threshold)

"One more thing: the enormous amount of money raised for this event and for Obama's presidential campaign surely means the end of government matching funds for presidential elections."

Yeah, right! You can hold your breath for that one.

In another related story... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

In another related story. The makers of Kleenex quadrupled their production of Kleenex to meet the needs of the 24hour a day whining, sniveling, crying, head exploding of the irrelevant, dingy right wing. Mental health clinics see a potential explosion of business with the 25%ers as they become more and more convinced that everyone else is coming to get them.


ROTFLMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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