Sweet: Obama’s glitzy high end Pacific Palisades “Hollywood” fund-raiser. (The one not on his schedule) Pictures. Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross attends.
Sign taped to lightpost directing Obama donors to parking lot in Pacific Palisades.
The scene at Obama fund-raiser Thursday night outside of the home of co-host David Fisher.
(photos by Lynn Sweet)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF.–In a wooded area near the ocean, up in the hills of Rustic Canyon, cars, limos and shuttles ferrying donors from a parking lot jamed the road in front of the home of David Fisher, a co-host on Wednesday night of a ritzy fund-raiser for White House hopeful Barack Obama. The car valets wore white uniforms.
Obama, facing a Nevada caucus vote on Saturday, flew here after a stumping in Henderson, Nevada for a roundtable discussion on the economy in Van Nuys, followed by a meeting with the Los Angeles Times editorial board and topped with the $2,300-a-person fund-raiser he would prefer the press not cover. On Thursday Obama hits the Bay area for more campaigning, fund-raising and a session with the San Francisco Chronicle.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross attended the Obama fundraiser with husband Tom Mahoney. (photo by Lynn Sweet)
According to the Politicos Jeffrey Ressner, “Sponsors of the event include a troupe of top Hollywood names: Interscopes Ted Field; Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy; producer Paula Weinstein; environmental activist (and wife of Universal Studios’ president) Kelly Meyer; Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and vice chairman Yair Landau; producer Wendy Wanderman; former MCA Records chief Jay Boberg; former Jim Henson Company CEO Charlie Rivkin; Screen Gems Senior Vice President Eric Paquette; George Clooneys TV production president, Abby Wolf-Weiss; and various venture capitalists and financiers.”
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The valet parkers wore uniforms.
(photos by Lynn Sweet)
At the Van Nuys event, in the yard of a home, Obama talked about high interest rates, credit issues and the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
My priority as president is going to be to restore a sense of fairness and a sense of responsible oversight in the lending industry. Thats going to be something that we do in the long term. In the short term, I want to help keep people in their homes,” Obama said.