CHICAGO–Here’s the who’s who seated at Michelle Obama’s table at a Monday’s “Women for Obama” fund-raising lunch at the Palmer House here.
At Michelle’s table:
Keynote speaker Alice Waters, who is the queen of Calfornia cuisine and healthy eating; she owns famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley. “Much better cook than I am a speaker,” she said as she started her talk.
Waters is making a pitch for “slow food,” “real food” in contrast to fast food. She said she recently saw a bumper sticker that said “If you are what you eat, then I’m fast, cheap and easy.”
Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson
Mrs. Robinson friend Kaye Wilson, godmother to Obama daughters.
Attorney Tina Tchen
Obama’s Women Vote chief Becky Carroll
Former Clinton “Hillraiser” Missy Lavender, who runs the Womens Health Foundation in Chicago.
Valerie Jarrett, top Obama advisor
Obama senior advisor Anita Dunn
DNC womens outreach Mame Reilly