Press not invited to Obama's fancy-schmancy fundraisers; Pipeline protesters crash

CBS News’ Mark Knoller was grumpy about the White House press pool being locked out of the annual Gridiron Dinner last month and wasn’t shy about letting the world know. The same rules go for tonight’s fundraisers in San Francisco: cameras and microphones aren’t allowed, but one “print pooler” is allowed in for transparency’s sake. What’s the chance that bartender/super-spy/national hero Scott Prouty will smuggle in a camcorder to keep things honest?

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura managed to get a National Enquirer-style shot from the press pool’s vantage point.

Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason has the inside scoop.

The evening’s entertainment for the neighborhood consisted of an impromptu brass band protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Occupy? God bless them for their spontaneity, as Nancy Pelosi would say.

  • nc

    What’s he fundraising for now? I thought WE were the ones who were broke.

  • Spatial Awareness

    The most TRANSPARENT administration in the history of the USA ~_^ ==> .@markknoller #YouCanTakeThatToTheBank #SaidNoOneEVER #tcot

    • conservativechick

      Can’t let the peasants see what goes on behind closed White House doors!

  • trixiewoobeans

    Check out the 1%’ers on the balcony of Steyer’s house…Masters of all they survey.

  • Love of Country

    It’s a full moon out ….. and that’s when the Dinglebarry turns into none other than his own white alter-ego, George Freakin’ Soros! (hide the children)

    Remember it was just last month when cameras were rolling and the press nearly discovered Owebamao’s dirty little secret; lucky for all involved that it was still daylight, no? But still, it was a close call and he won’t be so easily caught off-guard by the press again.

  • J.N. Ashby

    I bet it starts with “Well now, let’s discuss our plan to deSTROY the Super Friends! Braniac! What are your thoughts!”

    Get it? Legion of Doom joke?

  • Garth Haycock

    I don’t think transparency means what Dear Leader thinks it means.

  • © Sponge

    A protest isn’t a protest without a paper mache duck.

  • SideshowJon36

    If only the GOP could get a mole to bartend…

    • Rulz

      I hear that plenty of social science, humanities and cultural studies majors are filling that role nicely.

      • disqus_m19tZJbgvr

        Oh my gosh! ROFLMAO!

  • lillymckim

    Is it wrong to wish for an earthquake?