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Old 15.07.2012, 22:25
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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

I bet he will also be shooting a new Nespresso commercial while in Switzerland.

Can I come in my Romney t-shirt ?
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Old 15.07.2012, 22:34
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I bet he will also be shooting a new Nespresso commercial while in Switzerland.

Can I come in my Romney t-shirt ?

HAHAHA! Welllll from what I understand they were considering either a 'business' or 'cocktail' attire dresscode, but I'd bet if you donate enough to get a ticket that they won't turn you away , even in a Romney t-shirt (you may want to wear it under a dress shirt, just to be safe though. haha). Here, try it and let me know how it goes ): https://my.barackobama.com/GenevaAug...ustom1=3123320
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Old 15.07.2012, 22:45
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Haha, well he was hosting events for Obama in '08 too, so it didn't JUST happen...
So did Matt Damon but it didn't take 4 years for him to figure out it was all a rouse
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Old 15.07.2012, 22:51
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So did Matt Damon but it didn't take 4 years for him to figure out it was all a rouse
Yeah yeah, can't please everyone (and not all movie stars stay perfect forever ).

Just thought of something. If anybody who DOES want to go to the event wants an email with all of the details and the 'official' pretty invite in it so you don't have to find the link in this thread when you're ready to get your tix, you can put your email address in at my website and it will email one right back to you: http://greatpoliticalevents.com/Europe/

It will have all my contact info too so we don't have to have public convos if you have any questions.
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Old 16.07.2012, 06:27
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I bet he will also be shooting a new Nespresso commercial while in Switzerland.

Can I come in my Romney t-shirt ?
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Old 16.07.2012, 07:09
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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

Great to see the world's greatest democracy needs to raise funds in the most undemocratic "the more you pay, the better your fellow fundraiser's social status". George Washington probably had something else in mind back in 1776.
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Old 16.07.2012, 07:25
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Great to see the world's greatest democracy needs to raise funds in the most undemocratic "the more you pay, the better your fellow fundraiser's social status". George Washington probably had something else in mind back in 1776.
It's not "the" democracy raising funds, it's a politician trying to get re-elected ;-)

As for Washington, I bet he had to use a little persuasive power as well to be elected head of the colonial army.
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Old 16.07.2012, 08:22
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It's not "the" democracy raising funds, it's a politician trying to get re-elected ;-)
I realize that, but it's more than a little obscene that the amounts of money required by any US candidate would feed any small African nation for well for a year. The capital wasted (in my mind) on greasing the old wheels of electoral power in the USA is not the icon I'd associate with a great democracy. Buying your votes takes on a whole new meaning in the USA.
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Old 16.07.2012, 08:27
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If I could just touch the hem of his garment, I would be made Holy too...

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Old 16.07.2012, 10:07
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I watched Ocean's 12 last night. Does that count for anything?
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I watched Ocean's 12 last night. Does that count for anything?
I guess it works as far as how much I fancy him.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:31
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I watched Ocean's 12 last night. Does that count for anything?
My friend fell asleep in the cinema when we went to watch that.
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Blimey - got to admire GC's dedication.
Suffering an evening of rich ex-pats gibbering inane shite at him. That's one diary appointment of his I don't envy.
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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up-- tickets are selling pretty quickly now that we're into August and only a couple weeks off from the event. If you want to come, I'd get tickets soon before they're all gone. ~ Nicole

https://my.barackobama.com/GenevaAug...ustom1=3123320

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Old 09.08.2012, 13:34
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Here's a link to be able to get a ticket (you must be a US Citizen to buy a ticket):
https://my.barackobama.com/GenevaAug...ustom1=3123320
Hey, this is great timing actually, because all the Swiss banks are kicking all their US customers out because of the US foreign policy on banking. I guess all US citizens can just transfer whatever money is left in their bank accounts directly to the politicians who made the laws. Then you don't have to worry about finding a bank who will accept you, AND you get a free dinner and picture out of the deal as well, SWEET
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Old 09.08.2012, 20:50
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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

My better half tells me how much she likes Clooney, because there's something tender about him...

At $15k a photo op, I realise she meant legal tender...
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Old 09.08.2012, 22:03
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Great to see the world's greatest democracy needs to raise funds in the most undemocratic "the more you pay, the better your fellow fundraiser's social status". George Washington probably had something else in mind back in 1776.
The worlds greatest democracy is one interpretation, given they are more into telling the world and its own people how to run their lifes its more like a dictatorship then a democracy now.
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Old 09.08.2012, 22:11
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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

I wonder if he'll do another Rolex commercial while he's here.
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My better half tells me how much she likes Clooney, because there's something tender about him...

At $15k a photo op, I realise she meant legal tender...
$5k for a photo op at the reception -- the $15k is for the private dinner. And there's a $1k entry point too if you don't need a pic.
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$5k for a photo op at the reception

Meanwhile, back in the real world...
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