President’s Q&A with ‘independent organization’ OFA closed to press

We would say that president who never stops campaigning is meeting tomorrow night with his campaign staff, but that’s not quite accurate: Organizing for Action, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tells us, is an “independent organization” — which just happens to run the @BarackObama Twitter account. CBS News’ Mark Knoller notes that President Obama will hold a question and answer session with OFA tomorrow, but the press is not invited.

We don’t know what $250 buys you, but as the New York Times reported, $500,000 to this “independent organization” gets you quite a bit.

Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House. Moreover, the new cash demands on Mr. Obama’s top donors and bundlers come as many of them are angling for appointments to administration jobs or ambassadorships.

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