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  June 15th, 2012       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each. Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future. “You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.” Among the celebrities on hand to hear Obama’s remarks were Oscar winner Meryl Streep, fashion designer Michael Kors and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who moderated a private question-and-answer session between the president and the guests. Broderick, who was starring in a Broadway musical, was absent. The few pictures from this event posted so far are all paparazzi shots which I’m not going to post. Thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

  • Rose

    I think it’s great she’s involved in politics, as in my opinion everybody should be. It’s something that affects all of us, which is why I think everybody should care about it…
    It’s no secret she likes Obama and supports him.
    Btw, she regularly donates money to certain (Democratic) candidates. She usually doesn’t do it just as publicly, but she really believes in Obama – so why not?
    Also, there is nothing wrong with donating money to a cause you believe in, even if it’s a political one.

  • Sonja

    Well, in all honesty: why not?
    If Meryl believes in Obama (and she’s certainly not the only one-every liberal Hollywood actor will campaign for him like George Clooney just to name another example), she will support him. Even with some money, maybe.
    Yes, politics are always abut money more than everything else. Let’s face it, it was, it is and it will always be mainly about it.
    I doubt she will do this every time. She just believes in Obama.

  • andrew

    I think everyone needs to be interested in politics because you need governments to set regulations and provide services for people like health and education that everyone needs regardless of how wealthy they are else everything would be privatised and only the rich will be able to benefit.

  • nina

    Money and politics always go together . It doesn’t exempt any countries.
    I hope she really is not keen on politics. There are other ways to help :) others.

  • Jane

    Interesting… I’ve always thought Meryl wasn’t keen on getting involved in political affairs and I don’t know if it’s the right thing for an artist to do, I guess someone has to. But the saddest thing is that elections in this country are based on money not content…

  • Amber

    I have to say Politics is one thing I don’t agree with Meryl on.