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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Hayes’

The Obama Staff Ball…Like Prom With Booze…Free Booze

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Okay, first off – we saw our new stalker Christopher Hayes of The Nation at this ball too! We should never put up our schedule on the Internet. You never know who will randomly show up where you’re going to be.

Anyway, this was the Obama Staff Ball – the final official event put on by the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Arcade Fire and Jay-Z preformed. The actor Kal Penn, who everyone in the crowd knew as ‘Kumar’ took the stage. He was a surrogate for the campaign so he spent his time on stage outing by name all the staffers who ‘tried to kill him’ by texting while driving through snowbanks.

Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill made an appearance and then President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage. The new president said something to the effect of,”You guys are great.” To which someone next to us said,”Hire me!” Hm. Seems to be a theme developing. Free beer dude.

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Sightings at HuffPo Ball

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We saw NBC’s David Gregory, CNN’s John King – we also heard a rumor that promoter Don King was around. Former Howard Dean campaign manager, political consultant Joe Trippi was there, as well as Michael Calderone from Politico and Chris Matthews from…well we actually don’t know where Chris is from. Are there others where he comes from? Shudder.

Anyway, above is The Nation‘s Christopher Hayes who when running into us again said, “You’re the one that put me on the Internet.” So since he clearly has a Google Alert set up for himself – we couldn’t help but do it again. Hi Chris! Ahem..stalker.

FBLA Meets Al Franken…and Other Politicos

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We got to take a picture (a crappy one from an iPhone) with soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken at the Media Matters party.

And yeah, we are totally stoked about that. So suck it.

We also met (and got our picture taken with – but we’ll spare you the grainy horrible photo) political consultant and former President Bill Clinton adviser Paul Begala.

Plus we talked with Christopher Hayes the Washington editor of The Nation and frequent guest of Keith Olbermann on Countdown…mainly about Al Franken.