Thursday, 19 August 2010

Not going ga ga and beating rubber chicken

Having pronounced an extended family connection with Lady Ga Ga, Julia Gillard might like to follow the example of  US Senator Frank Lautenberg and include listening to Beautiful Dirty Rich as part of a future fund raising event. The 86 year old New Jersey Democrat has booked a luxury suite at a Lady Ga Ga concert on 7 September as the scene for his next campaign fund raiser.
The Senator and the singer
Then again, perhaps those businessmen who have been reminded of the taste of chicken during the current Australian election season would prefer the approach of Senator Kent Conrad who this week sent out invitations to his "biggest non-event of the year". 
"You are invited not to attend a special reception for Friends of Kent Conrad", Washington Post columnist Al Kamen reports of the invite which highlights the people "Already Committed Not to Attend: Sandra Bullock, Michael Jackson, George Clooney," and those who were "Not Invited to Attend: Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Simon Cowell."
The fundraiser will be "anytime after Aug. 15, 2010, but before Sept. 10, 2010," and will be held "wherever you want" and at whatever time you want. The "suggested contribution levels" for this non-happening are $2,500 for a PAC and $1,000 for individuals.
And here are the key benefits, according to the invite, of the non-event event:
With the time you would otherwise spend with the Friends of Kent Conrad, you could:
-- Update your Facebook page.
-- Floss.
-- Do absolutely nothing.
-- Spend time with your family.
-- Recite words that rhyme with orange.
-- Sleep.
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