Friday, May 11, 2012

Obama:"We raised a lot of money because people love George ... they like me; they love George."

Barack Obama absolute loves George Clooney but not in an "I think we should get married but the law won't allow us" way ...

Just to mention that last night, he showered Clooney in jokes and praise at a super-fancy fundraiser in Hollywood.

It all went down at Clooney's mansion, where 150 of George's closest and richest friends paid $40k-a-plate ,which will all go towards the Obama campaign. The event also raised several millions in donations resulting in a $15 mil take for the night.

But when it came time for Obama to address the crowd, he instantly brought up his famous image from the Hope poster, which was taken while he was sitting next to Clooney at an event in 2006.

"This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture," Obama joked ... adding, "Never happened before, never happen again."

Obama then thanked the crowd for their contributions telling: "We raised a lot of money because people love George ... they like me; they love George."

Then came even more praise... "[George] seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important."

As for the food, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck , who served up artichoke salad followed by roasted duckling "Peking style" with tiny buns, a duo of lamb and beef cheek with potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and sweet corn tortelloni.

It has to be mentioned that the party was packed with famous people, including Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand, Byron Allen, Jack Black, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and of course Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler.

What can I say? I wish I was there!
What about you??

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