On the heels of yet another painfully dismal jobs report, Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour made an official campaign video for the president, inviting Obama supporters to a glamorous New York dinner with her, Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker, and the first couple.
"Hi, I’m Anna Wintour," she begins in her peculiar accent, "And I’m so lucky in my work that I’m able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world-- women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama."
These two wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner, along with the president, in New York City to benefit the Obama campaign on June the 14th.
It will be a fantastic evening, and you can join us. We're saving the two best seats in the house for you, but you have to enter to win. You can enter right now by going to barackobama.com/NewYorkNight.
Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama, and we want to hear yours. So please join us.
But just don't be late.
Watch the actual video below, via Newsbusters:
Perhaps the video would not have been as newsworthy in better economic times, but conservative blogs are commenting that, when coupled with the president's obvious hypocrisy when it comes to private wealth-- Republicans should be content with their "fair share," but democrats can seemingly attend $35,000 events in style-- the video somehow smacks of self-declared elites inviting "commoners" to dinner.
That Wintour pitch, coming in the middle of tough economic times, seems to have the same feel as Marie Antoinette offering a couple of peasants a chance to hang out with King Louis XVI and the aristocrats just as the Bastille was being stormed.
The most amazing thing about this Wintour video was it was actually released to the public by the Obama campaign itself.
But, they concede: "perhaps [the Obama campaign] wanted to supply us with more comedy material."
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)