Friday, January 21, 2011
Guess Hu"s Coming To Dinner?
Who was the center of attention at the recent state dinner at the White House?
No, I want to know what is the name of the guest of honor?
Hu- third base.
"Michelle and Barack Obama welcomed a mix of Hollywood A-listers, big business types and prominent Chinese-Americans to the White House as they threw a "quintessentially American" state dinner Wednesday for the president of China, complete with apple pie and ice cream, and jazz music for the entertainment."
"Celebrity star power arrived in the form of singer Barbra Streisand, her hubby-actor James Brolin and action film star Jackie Chan. Big business turned out in force, too, including Microsoft's Steven Ballmer and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, among others. Among the big names: fashion's Vera Wang, Vogue's Anna Wintour, artist Maya Lin, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to add some gravitas. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter made the cut, too."
One of the entertainment headliners was musician Herbie Hancock.
That's a shame, I assumed he had more class than that.
"I ain't gonna play in Sun City no-more." How far we've dropped.
I wonder if President Obama, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, even spent a moment contemplating the crude irony that the dinner's honoree Chinese President Hu Jintao is responsible for the 2010 Peace Prize winner spending the glorious night in prison for voicing his political descent? I also wonder if Ms. Streisand has a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker?