Obama fiddles while the economy burns

Does anyone else get a “Let them eat cake” vibe off this?

The White House is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America’s head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays.

The stately East Room, where portraits of George and Martha Washington adorn the walls, was transformed into a concert hall as President Barack Obama presented Stevie Wonder with the nation’s highest award for pop music on Wednesday.

A week before that, the foot-stomping sounds of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female a cappella group, filled the East Room for a Black History Month program that first lady Michelle Obama held for nearly 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from around Washington.

Cocktails were sipped during at least three such receptions to date, all held on Wednesdays.

Bookending the midweek activity were a Super Bowl party for select Democratic and Republican lawmakers and a dinner for governors, the new administration’s first black-tie affair. It was capped with a performance by the 1970s pop group Earth, Wind and Fire, and a conga line.

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0 Responses to Obama fiddles while the economy burns

  1. DirtCrashr says:

    Eatrth, Wind, and Fire?? It’s voodoo economics!

  2. Breda says:

    Oooh! Does this mean we get to set up a guillotine?

  3. Old NFO says:

    Somebody needs to photoshop that Obama as Nero… đŸ™‚