Barack Obama's $1M pizza party
You know, maybe it’s our nature, maybe it’s our – how do we say? – less-voracious media, but you rarely hear the same stories about Canadian politics as you do U.S.
Yet that’s what the actor will host next month to support Barack Obama’s re-election, with all funds reportedly going to the Obama Victory Fund.
$40,000-a-plate? Well, that’s a lot … but is it a $1 million pizza party?
Indeed, later this month, before he will visit Clooney’s home to gladhand and smile for photos, Obama will head to Detroit for a pizza party in probably the exact opposite fashion as you’d hold at the office.
The prez’s Motor City fundraiser will be hosted at the home of Denise Ilitch, the daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch.
The Ilitch’s, of course, are stinking rich, owners of one of the great fortunes in Michigan. In addition to the Little Caesars chain, they own Detroit’s Fox Theatre and Motor City Casino, as well as the Red Wings and Tigers. Recently, Ilitch opened the bank to throw $214 million at first baseman Prince Fielder.
Admission to the Ilitch party won’t come cheap. Like Clooney’s event, $40,000 will get you access to a cocktail reception, dinner and a formal photo with Obama. If you’ve only got $10,000 to give, you can get dinner and a photo, according to CBS Detroit.
What’s great to picture, though, is a bunch of rich people, used to caviar and foie gras and the other trappings of fancy dinner parties, standing around mowing down on pizza. That is, Little Caesars pizza.
If you wanted a better visual than the leader of the free world standing around munching a Hot-N-Ready, picture this: according to Denise Ilitch, the party’s host, the pie will also be served on sterling silver plates.
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money