Are you rich and famous and very fashionable? Probably not but good news! Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue magazine, has invited a couple of you peons to experience a momentary thrill in your dull lives by hanging out with the glitterati at an exclusive New York fundraiser for Obama. Here is Wintour, on the heels of yet another terrible economic report, making her offering to briefly breath the same air as the liberal elite:
Hi, I’m Anna Wintour. And I’m so lucky in my work that I’m able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world, women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama. These two wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner along with the president in New York City to benefit the Obama campaign on June the 14th.
And here is Wintour, upon whom the character of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was based, opening up the possibility of mingling with the fashionistas:
It will be a fantastic evening and you can join us. We're saving the two best seats in the house for you but you have to enter to win. You can enter right now by going to barackobama.com/NewYorkNight.
Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama but we want to hear yours. So please join us but just don't be late.
That Wintour pitch, coming in the middle of tough economic times, seems to have the same feel as Marie Antoinette offering a couple of peasants a chance to hang out with King Louis XVI and the aristocrats just as the Bastille was being stormed.
The most amazing thing about this Wintour video was it was actually released to the public by the Obama campaign itself. Perhaps they wanted to supply us with more comedy material.