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When it Comes to Wealthy Campaign Donors, What’s in a Name?

By Doug Powers  •  September 25, 2011 10:31 PM

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This one’s better if you first read a quote from the First Lady from back in June:

“See, what you all need to know about the President you helped to elect is that when it comes to the people he meets, Barack has a memory like a steel trap,”

For even more evidence to validate that claim, fast forward the tape to Sunday’s $35,800-per-couple Seattle-area fund raiser:

The fund raiser was held in the 27,000-square foot, art-draped home of former Microsoft chief operating officer Jon Shirley. Obama deemed the art collection unforgettable. But he could not remember the name of his host.

“I was saying to Mark that I wish I had time to just roam around because this is as beautiful a collection as I’ve ever seen. I want to thank Mark…” Obama said. A couple of guests said “Jon,” and the president quickly corrected himself.

Mark. Jon. Whatever. To paraphrase Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a wealthy donor by any other name smells as sweet.”

It’s perfectly understandable though. Hey, you do seven fundraisers in four cities in two days and see if you can remember the name of every super-rich person who insists on throwing money at you. The only thing that’s really important is that Obama didn’t forget to take their cash with him when he left.

Once again though, it doesn’t sound as if Obama aggressively promoted his plan for tax hikes on the rich while speaking to a bunch of wealthy supporters. Go figure. If rich Democrats were as eager to pay higher taxes as is reported, you’d think that trumpeting the Buffett Rule would not only be the overture to every Obama fundraising speech, but the encore as well.

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