Obama dines with Sir Bon of Jovi

Barack Obama dines with donors at Bon Jovi's house - NJ.com

Jon Bon Jovi, an original if there ever was one (I can't say of what, however, as I don't understand his insistent popularity), held a little fund-raiser for Barack Obama at his New Jersey home. I had a lot of fun reading the comments under this article. As for the prospects of wealthy mic jockeys swapping side dishes with Obama, it makes me fear for the country's safety and sanity.
Like John McCain last month, Barack Obama visited New Jersey tonight not to seek votes but to reap cash.

After a public campaign event in Pennsylvania, the Democratic presidential nominee slipped into Monmouth County for two private fund-raisers -- including dinner at the home of rock star Jon Bon Jovi.

More than 100 people joined Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, on the lawn of their mansion by the Navesink River in Middletown.


"We're not going to be bullied, we're not going to be smeared, we're not going to be lied about," Obama said. "I don't believe in coming in second."


Obama's visit to New Jersey did not include any public appearances and media coverage of the fund-raisers was limited to a small pool of traveling reporters.

I suppose Obama went swimming in the small pool of reporters in the back yard? Giggling and smiling? Rubbing all over each other and singing newly written hymns about Obama?

The important thing is, the celebrities were all together: Bon Jovi and Obama. I think their names are word jumbles of each other. Jon Bon Jovi, Bajov Oboni,
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Wait! It's Barack Obama and Obi-Wan Kenobi! There's the word jumbles! No, no, that's not it either, but it is darn close!

Sorry -- for a moment there I was trying to distract myself with something less frightening. It is creepy that Obama announced, again, that he refuses to come in second. I hope this doesn't mean he's going to call in some owed favors from the meaner kids on the south side of Chicago, against a certain stiff-shouldered war hero. Or, maybe he's hinting that he'll come in third, and the Green Party's Cynthia McKinney will get second place. Or perhaps McKinney will put some whoop-ass on McCain.

I don't know -- politics are just so difficult to understand unless you listen to the words they say and not just follow the slogans.

I am numb: a rock star with no interesting views -- and imitation as his greatest talent -- hosting a Democratic candidate. Sheesh, what I wouldn't give for the return of Sinatra and Kennedy. There was a real singer and a real speaker!

Bartender! Get me another one! Keep them coming until at least November!
I think I am going to need to drink until January, just to dull the pain until it is over and done with.

- The Popper
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