Monday, May 21, 2012

Campaign faces flak..............


The reelection campaign faces flak after donors at a $35,000 a plate dinner were asked to check their devices at the door.

The phenomenon was first reported by the Washington Post‘s David Nakamura, who described how guests who paid $35,800 to meet the President at the New York City home of Blackstone Group COO Hamilton “Tony” James on Monday were asked to drop their phones in a plastic bag at the door. Here’s the scene setter by Nakamura, as quoted by ABC:

"Dozens of guests, men in suits and women in dresses and pant suits, were seated around elegant tables eating dinner in two adjoining rooms. They were sitting on gold colored dining chairs with green seat cushions, and the table cloths had a gold flowered design. Oil artwork in ornate gold frames hung on the wall. It appeared when we came in that staff had confiscated cell phones, which were stored in plastic bags"

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