By Carole on Jul 27, 2012
President Barack Obama will turn 51 in just a few days and has sent an e-mail to his supporters requesting his preferred gift - their cash. "My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States," the message reads, "but that's not up to me -- it's up to you." He then goes on to urge people to donate before the end-of-the-month reporting deadline.
This connection between a birthday and our Fundraiser-in-Chief comes just a month after the establishment of the Obama Event Registry. That tacky little program encourages anyone who has a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding or anniversary coming up to ask their friends and family to make a donation to the president's re-election campaign instead of giving them an actual gift.
So according to Mr. Obama: If it's your birthday, give me your money. If it's my birthday, give me your money. If it's a day that ends in a y, give me your money.
No surprise his attitude toward campaigning is the same as his attitude toward governing.
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