The closest I’ve ever come to glimpsing hell was on Monday, when I read an article in the New York Times headlined, “With High-Profile Help, Obama Plots Life After Presidency.”
Reporters Michael D. Shear and Gardiner Harris reveal the “methodical effort taking place inside and outside the White House as the president, first lady, and a cadre of top aides map out a post-presidential infrastructure and endowment they estimate could cost as much as $1 billion,” or about as much as Obama fundraised for the 2012 campaign.
Embattled gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D., Texas) is turning to Hollywood celebs for a fundraising boost in her race against attorney general Greg Abbott.
Hollywood megastars (and loyal Democrats donors) J.J. Abrams, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg, the billionaire director of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will host a rooftop soiree and fundraiser for Davis on May 22 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Movie posters for a spoof entitled “Saving Barack Obama” have hit Los Angeles ahead of the president’s visit the city.
The posters, which feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters, have appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the main entrance to Paramount Pictures.
DreamWorks chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg has given another $1 million to the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, best known for a campaign ad that suggested Republican nominee Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death from cancer, according to filings. This brings the total donated by Katzenberg this year to $3.2 million.
John Carter, Battleship, The Dictator, Dark Shadows—add Barack Obama’s campaign to the list of Hollywood bombs shelling the 2012 summer box office. Like them, Obama for America is in the red, and reviews are not positive.