And so it ends the way it began – with a big party; a private party for friends and donors (redundant) that was closed to the press. Apparently it was casual Friday as both David Letterman and Robert DiNiro arrived in sweaters. I’m a little surprised DiNiro was allowed in at all, as he is on record having threatened to punch President Elect Trump in the face. I guess that’s okay though, since Trump isn't Black.
The party was otherwise populated with what have been classified as “A-listers” which to the press means celebrities. They chortled that Obama’s farewell bash would host more A-listers than Trump’s inaugural, as if that’s the measure of a man’s import.
“The group will then be clearing out of DC, and no doubt staying far away when Trump is inaugurated on January 20, an event that has failed to draw any of the big names Obama did during his two ceremonies.” - Daily Mail
To which many Americans can only say “amen and hallelujah.” Clear out of town and take your celebrity POTUS and FLOTUS with you; time for the serious people to Make America Great Again.
In other celebrity news yesterday Lady M, still the fashion icon and busy mom™ she’s always been, hosted one last speech honoring the 2017 school counselor of the year. She chose an expensive new designer frock and a new Cleopatra hairchop for her final FLOTUS speech.
Nor did she disappoint the gathering of school counselors and celebrities (because what would a White House event without celebrities be?).
Diversity “makes us who we are,” Obama said at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, where she hosted 50 school counselors and a slew of stars. “Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story. You do.”
You don’t have to go to Princeton or Harvard Law to craft a message like that - as saccharine as it is banal; it’s just a gift Lady M has.
“If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband, we started out with very little. But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible — even becoming President. That’s what the American Dream is all about.”
Rest assured Barry and the Broad will not be leaving the White House “flat broke” like America’s lesser first black POTUS and FLOTUS did.
Then things took an emotional turn as Lady M, her voice breaking and eyes filling with tears, said that being First Lady has been the “greatest honor of my life.”
“Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud,” Obama said. – NY Daily News
Oh honey… how could we not be proud?
Why, you might even say that for the first time in my adult life I’m actually proud to see the American First Family moving the hell out.