Once in a while I’ll pick up some pizza from the local Little Caesars, but knowing some of my money has paid for this Hope & Change shindig is enough to nudge me on down the road to a different pizza place:
President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch. Ilitch is opening her home April 18 for the fundraiser where movers and shakers are being asked to pony up thousands to add to his re-election coffer while getting a chance to rub shoulders with the most powerful man on the planet. “I’m honored to have been asked,” by the Obama campaign to host,” Ilitch said of the event she and husband, Jim Scalici, will hold at their Metro Detroit home. She made the comments on “Michigan Matters” when asked about media reports.
And of course the fundraiser will feature a tribute to the 99 percent:
When asked what she planned to serve, she said: “Pizza! But, we’ll be serving it on sterling silver plates!”
The price of admission isn’t for those on a budget. $40,000 buys access to the cocktail reception, formal photo with Obama and dinner. $10,000 buys dinner and a photo.
Appropriately enough, this fundraiser will take place amid the backdrop of Detroit… the city serving as a preview of coming attractions for what the kind of unchecked, unabashed, leftist nirvana Obama stands for can do to an area.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go consider other pizza options.