Since one or both of the Wons will be vacationing on the Big Island when Hanukkah officially begins, the Wons threw a big party for 550 of their best Jewish friends last night – some of whom helped get Big Guy elected in 2008 and all of whom are expected to help get him elected again. So the mood was festive. Dr. Jill and Joey Biden were also hosts of this year’s Festival of Light celebration.
And never one to let a good excuse for a party go to waste, America’s last best hope for Israel lit all of the candles on the menorah to officially launch the Festival of Lights, which officially starts on December 20th this year.
Lady M glows in her Hanukkah friendly electric blue frock, complemented with other blue accessories
And wow! Check out Dr. Jill! Wearing a short black choir robe with sparkle collar, she’d be hot if she weren’t 60! Imagine still being able to go above-the-knee, stockingless and long platinum tressed at that age! It simply defies nature!
It was a little awkward for the party planners this year, as the festival of lights won’t begin for another 12 days. They didn’t know how to handle the lighting of the menorah candles – so, in keeping with the party spirit, they opted to go for it with all of them for good measure. It has nothing to do with ignorance of the traditions of Hanukkah, and everything to do with expediency, festivity and a nod to the environmentalists (reducing our carbon footprint).
For her Hanukkah accessories, Lady M chose multiple strands of her favorite blue-black pearls by Erickson Beamon, a costume jewelry designer favored not just by Lady M butt also other celebrities of taste such as Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Beyonce:
I personally voted to go with the Kennedy Center Swarovski chandeliers and leave the swag at home. Butt what do I know about appropriate? I only worked in the First Ladies section of the Smithsonian and have no formal training in fashionista accessorizing.
Cobalt blue two ways: can you tell which outfit is using our super secret stealth containment system that has now fallen into the hands of the Iranians? And what a waste: they keep all of their women under wraps and away from the prying eyes of the West anyway. Although maybe the Chinese can use it for something.
Anyway, I guess the fact that we threw a party celebrating a Jewish holiday has re-earned our bona fides with the Jewish voting (and donating) block. Especially since BO reiterated his on-again, off-again unwavering support for Israel, noting: “our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel.”
Second only to our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of our own country:
Borders, language and culture: “We are on correct path comrades.” (H/T, as always, Vereteno)