Goodness, I haven’t seen this many stops pulled out for a fundraiser since that “going away to live in our own house again” shower thrown for Bill and Hill when they packed up to leave town.
Butt the intertubes were burning up yesterday with pleas to spend your money on a sure thing:
-- instead of wasting it on the mega millions lottery.
Raj himself got hit up twice, once by Lady M:
and once by Big Guy himself:
Raj reports that Plouffe-Daddy has made donating so easy, all you have to do is hit a button on your cell phone and enter the amount you want to give. Yes! if you’ve ever donated before, we’ve stored your credit card number and can therefore just charge your WTF donation to it! Why didn’t we think of this before? If we need more money to WTF, we’ll just charge it; to you. It’s that kind of thinking that made this country great!
And while we’re talking about fundraising, you know the rules about no photos at the photo ops for “special” donors (i.e., not the ones who send $3 over their cell phone). Butt I thought you might want to see Lady M’s entourage on the way to our San Francisco meet and greet yesterday:
Wow! We must have planned on picking up a lot of coin to need that many vehicles (34, counting the motorcycle cops).
Anyway, I tried to capture a still for you by reflecting in a large mirror that I spotted as we drove by, butt unfortunately you can’t really see Lady M, I guess I’m a little too reflective:
Anyway, to encourage you to ante up a few bucks and get into Big Guy’s mega-dinner lottery, I have a real special treat for you today! This is video from the last Lady M and Big Guy Dining with Donors. As with most of our home videos, it’s best to watch it with the sound turned off, butt suit yourself:
One last piece of sad news to report today: it seems that news savant Keith Olbermann just got canned by Al Gorical’s Current TV. The somewhat unceremonious announcement came on Friday afternoon with KO being replaced that same night by Elliot Spitzer. They didn’t even allow Keith one of his world famous displays of histrionic personality disorder in a final sign off. For that feat, Olbie was forced to do an hour long tweet-out in which he apologized for Current TV’s failure (no fault of his own) and advised all parties of the ugly lawsuit to follow. Eventually the 140 character limit got the better of him though, and he switched over to TwitLonger (possibly named after Olbie?)
But I turn your attention to happier times; when Olbie - fired from MSNBC - joined Algore’s Current TV. As recently as last January, Current president David Bohrman told the New York Daily News:
"Keith was transformative to MSNBC and he's been transformative here,"
When will these people figure out that being “transformative” doesn’t always work our so well?
So, no; you won’t have Keith Olbermann to kick around anymore. Please join me in welcoming Client Number 9 as he takes over the job of pimping the nightly news.
The King is dead. Long live the King!
And this last observation on the whole unfortunate d’affaires Olbermann: Current TV founders Algore and Joel Hyatt issued the following statement regarding Keith’s departure:
They wrote that Current was founded "on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it."
“America’s Founding Fathers established the American republic on our First Principles to secure our freedom and liberty. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Barack Hussein and we have ended it.”
No, that was just a dream I had. When I woke up, I had another urgent email from Big Guy:
H/T: MP and Gerard
Although I think that part about my raise was probably just a pipedream too.