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About that Romney video

One more inane aside to the Romney video: Anyone else wonder what those $50,000-a-plate donors had for dinner? What do you serve to people like that?

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    • That’s cheaper than the rubber chicken I had in mind. Couldn’t decide if they ate cheap so more money would go to the campaign, or if they were fed filet mignon, lobster, etc. and the finest wines to put them in a mood to donate more.

      By the way, I happen to love SOS despite its negative reputation.

      • Wow, I’d actually forgotten it was a real dish until you reminded me PT. I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten it, but I do love my sausage gravy over biscuits. I’m gonna have to look up a few recipes! 😀

  1. Well, if you’re true frugal in an economical sense, you wouldn’t want to waste any of that campaign money, so you’d start with soup – Cambpell’s Chicken Noodle right out of the can. Then you move to dry white toast with one egg over easy. And for desert, a piece of day-old pie from Albertsons. Most of it comes from local charities.

    Either that, or you get Chick-fil-A to donate some sandwiches.

    • LOL. Perfect. Donated food would be the best, to ensure the campaign gets every penny. Maybe that’s what happens. Some wealthy donor owns the local Chick-fil-A and kicks in chicken instead of cash.

  2. I don’t know what they’re eating either but I have no doubt liquor is involved. LOL! That much money a plate is insane!! Lots of ego stroking going on, on both sides of the table! Can’t you hear it? —

    “Hey Mitt, I’ll give you $50,000 a plate if you kiss my [donkey].”

    “You can count on me!”

  3. I’ve been to a few of those… on a press pass, not as a guest, and never above $10,000 / spot, but the food always seemed fairly… regular to me. Everything was generally piled on top of something else, like little castles of food, but the shrimp always tasted like shrimp.

    Not to be too cynical, but as far as I can tell $50,000 / plate is the way politics is done in the US. Canadians, and our non-citizen corporations, can only donate $2,000 to a political party. I think that’s per year.

    I was at a corporate dinner in 2001 where the entertainment was Cirque du Soleil. But the craziest event I’ve ever eaten at: was the 1997 Corel (software / WordPerfect) Gala — the company used to put on an annual $1million food and clubbing event in Ottawa. The CEO / owner’s wife would show up in increasingly bizarre outfits… this one was actually worth $1million bucks on its own:

    http://auntiefashion.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/marlen-cowpland/

    And people wonder why the tech bubble burst. Maybe the US political bubble will be the next to burst…

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