Two big Governors’ Balls last night. Ours first:
As I told you, there was an embargo on phone-cams, but here’s a little something I managed to tweet out. You can’t see much of it, butt trust me. Lady M is “rockin’ a Prabal Gurung” in that lovely chartreuse frock.
The menu was likewise embargoed, due to continued assaults from the right-wing-healthy-eating-initiative-attack-machine. Butt Little Mo managed to snag a copy of it while Chef Comfy was busy yelling at all the ‘lil chefs from Tubman Elementary, who Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives and Chief Propagandist, Sam Kass, was supposed to be babysitting. Here it is:
Salad of roasted pears with housemade ricotta, walnut crisps, with White House Kitchen Garden greens
Scallops with spiced mango chutney
"Surf and Turf"
Local Black Angus Beef with Blue Crab
Black Beans and Rice, Plantain Chips
Coconut Sorbet in a Chocolate Shell with Poached Tropical Fruits made with White House Honey
American wines from California, Washington and New York will be served with each course
We did have to make over the menu after El Rushbo’s rant last week about Lady M’s rib diet plate. So we took out most of the fat and flavor from last night’s menu and added in weeds from the “organic” garden and fruit so we wouldn’t look like hippo-crites. Not to worry: Chef stocked the frig with some of Lady M’s favorites for a little “after the show” noshing.
Big Guy toasted the governors and their significant others, joked about the Academy Awards (which he was not nominated for again this year) and told the crowd:
"The main message I want to deliver tonight, in addition to asking you to have some fun this evening, is to know that you’ve got a partner here in the White House,"
He means himself. Although that’s technically true only if you have a “D” after your name, and you support Big Guy and his Big Labor Unions. (Otherwise, it’s me.)
Butt enough about the business of politics, let’s take a peak at the other Governors’ Ball, where there’s no controversy over collective bargaining rights because everyone belongs to a union.
It was just a huge night for the Oscar winners and wannabes. Miss Hathaway was one of this year’s co-hosts. And wow! She’s had one of the best Hollywood do-overs I’ve ever seen:
Red was a big color last night:
Sandra Bullock wore it well
And Jennifer Hudson, with her new skinny body, wore it pretty well,
Just a footnote on Jennifer: she’s no longer welcome here at the Big White. Ever since her significant weight loss, she makes Lady M’s butt look big.
And speaking of which; can we all just stipulate to one thing:
Unless you look like this in a dress, of any color, can we please not use the phrase “rockin’ a dress” ever again?
And while Natalie Portman won the Oscar for her Black Swan role, (Hollywood’s nod to Black History Month)
I think perhaps that role should have gone to Sharon Stone instead:
As you can see, she had herself completely re-groomed for the part:
Almost as good as Miss Hathaway’s do over. As long as she doesn’t smile.
Butt I’d still give the Black Swan Oscar to Big Guy: for best portrayal of an American President. Evah!