On Feb. 17, President Obama will fund raise at the Westin Bellevue. Count me out. I don’t have the resources to pay $1,000. Attendance is $5,000 per family representative (it includes a photo with the President) and $1,000 for each additional family member. This means a cost of $6,000 for two people from one household and $7,000 for three.
Mind you, the $1,000 is for lunch, not dinner.
If President Obama stays for the night, the Westin will provide the Chairman’s Suite. I visited this suite two years ago on a tour. It has a sweeping view of Bellevue, green and lush. No, I can’t afford to stay there and never will. Even for one night, it’s more than my salary can bear. (end)