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Marilyn may not be there to pop out of a cake-- but President Obama’s 50th birthday is set to be a star studded event. The Washington Post has just a few of the lavish details.

“The event includes a gala fundraiser featuring Chicago musicians Jennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock. Campaign donors can also attend a birthday dinner with the President for the bargain price of $35,800.”

Can’t afford the high-priced grub? Maybe you could just join a house party instead.

Obama’s 2012 campaign staff is peddling the idea of 50-person parties that can live-stream a (quote) ‘special conversation’ with the birthday boy himself.

But not everyone’s vying for a spot at the bash. Critics are using the President’s quick turn from financial disaster back to the campaign trail as a chance to highlight shortfalls. The Daily Mail’s Paul Bentley adds to a Fox News blog....

“With hindsight, a low-key dinner with close family and friends would probably have been more appropriate.”

Conservatives aren’t the only ones making jabs. Late night comedians used the occasion as a chance to poke fun at the Commander in Chief.

“Pro: Our nation’s President is turning the big 5-0! Con: Our nation’s debt is turning the big 5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.... Not good”
“And finally, Pro: At his party, Obama opened the door and 100 people jumped up and yelled Surprise!!! Con: The Secret Service shot 12 of them.”


And while the President may still be waiting for his gifts to arrive-- the Washington Post’s Dana Milibank has wasted no time dreaming up the birthday greetings his fellow lawmakers may send.

From Eric Cantor-- “Wow. The big 5-0. Does this mean you’re finally ready to have an adult conversation?”
From Nancy Pelosi-- “So is there no party? Or was I not invited? I’m still relevant, you know-- even if you don’t take my calls.”
And from the infamous Anthony Weiner-- “You still look hot.”


The star-studded event will be held in Chicago’s historic Aragon Ballroom tonight. At midnight - the president will officially be another year older

 

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The Big 5-0: Happy Birthday Mr. President

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The Big 5-0: Happy Birthday Mr. President

(Image Source: New York Times)

BY ALLIE SPILLYARDS

 

You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy.



Marilyn may not be there to pop out of a cake-- but President Obama’s 50th birthday is set to be a star studded event. The Washington Post has just a few of the lavish details.

“The event includes a gala fundraiser featuring Chicago musicians Jennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock. Campaign donors can also attend a birthday dinner with the President for the bargain price of $35,800.”

Can’t afford the high-priced grub? Maybe you could just join a house party instead.

Obama’s 2012 campaign staff is peddling the idea of 50-person parties that can live-stream a (quote) ‘special conversation’ with the birthday boy himself.

But not everyone’s vying for a spot at the bash. Critics are using the President’s quick turn from financial disaster back to the campaign trail as a chance to highlight shortfalls. The Daily Mail’s Paul Bentley adds to a Fox News blog....

“With hindsight, a low-key dinner with close family and friends would probably have been more appropriate.”

Conservatives aren’t the only ones making jabs. Late night comedians used the occasion as a chance to poke fun at the Commander in Chief.

“Pro: Our nation’s President is turning the big 5-0! Con: Our nation’s debt is turning the big 5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.... Not good”
“And finally, Pro: At his party, Obama opened the door and 100 people jumped up and yelled Surprise!!! Con: The Secret Service shot 12 of them.”


And while the President may still be waiting for his gifts to arrive-- the Washington Post’s Dana Milibank has wasted no time dreaming up the birthday greetings his fellow lawmakers may send.

From Eric Cantor-- “Wow. The big 5-0. Does this mean you’re finally ready to have an adult conversation?”
From Nancy Pelosi-- “So is there no party? Or was I not invited? I’m still relevant, you know-- even if you don’t take my calls.”
And from the infamous Anthony Weiner-- “You still look hot.”


The star-studded event will be held in Chicago’s historic Aragon Ballroom tonight. At midnight - the president will officially be another year older

 

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