Today, in its latest round of oh-so-personal emails to supporters, the Obama campaign sent out a missive purportedly from First Lady Michelle Obama. This was yet another charming letter begging Americans to send $3 for a chance to win a spot at the Barack 51st Birthday Party:
Barack turns 51 next month, and there will be a little celebration at our house in Chicago.
We'd like to give grassroots supporters an opportunity to join in the fun. You guys deserve it, and I know Barack would personally love to see you there.
Donate $3 or whatever you can today, and you'll be automatically entered to get your name added to the guest list.
Barack's birthday is one of the last opportunities he'll get for a little downtime before the final weeks of the election.
That won't stop me from teasing him about all those new gray hairs he has -- though I think it's fair to say he's earned every one.
So if you're standing with Barack for the final months of his final campaign, there's no better way to show it than by making a donation to build this grassroots organization today.
If you do, you'll be automatically entered for the chance to join him for his birthday celebration in Chicago. We'll also fly you out and take care of all the travel arrangements.
Would Barack personally love to see me there? Somehow I doubt it. More likely, he’d love for someone to show up who would rank meeting Obama above the birth of his children on the bucket list. But maybe I should give $3 to President Obama in sympathy for what a tough life he leads. Barack gets downtime – send him cash! And Michelle charmingly kids him about his gray hair – oh, what a delightful duo they make. And Obama, says Michelle, has “earned every one” of his gray hairs. What a fellow. Going gray for America. Or something.
So, want to go to the Obama birthday party with the put-upon President? Just sign right up and give some dough. After all, he can’t pay for Just For Men out of his own pocket, can he?