Invitation to Dinner

Ms. Snape-Soon-To-Be-Wed is, as her name suggests, drowning in a sea of wedding preparations. However, she recieved an email recently that she thought might be amusing. She swears she has no idea how she ended up on the list to receive this, though I myself have suspicions involving . . . college and very outdated databases.  I assure you, dear readers, she is most certainly not a supporter of the current person occupying the Oval Office.

Naturally, I have altered her name and email address for the purposes of this post. The rest, however, is exactly as I received it from her. I believe it needs no commentary from me, though I did get a special chuckle over the third paragraph. . .

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From: Barack Obama <democraticparty@democrats.org>
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Subject: Dinner?
To: Ms. Snape-to-Be-Wed <mssnapetobewed @ slytherinsocialnetwork.com>
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> I’ve set aside time for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.
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> Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.
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> We didn’t get here doing that, and we’re not going to start now. We’re running a different kind of campaign. We don’t take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs — we never have, and we never will.
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> We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford — and I want to spend time with a few of you.
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> So if you make a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $3 or more today:
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> https://my.democrats.org/Dinner-with-Barack
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> We’ll pay for your flight and the dinner — all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.
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> This won’t be a formal affair. It’s the kind of casual meal among friends that I don’t get to have as often as I’d like anymore, so I hope you’ll consider joining me.
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> But I’m not asking you to donate today just so you’ll be entered for a chance to meet me. I’m asking you to say you believe in the kind of politics that gives people like you a seat at the table — whether it’s the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be.
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> It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.
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> Please make a donation of $3 or more today, and we’ll throw your name in the hat for the upcoming dinner:
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> https://my.democrats.org/Dinner-with-Barack
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> I’ve said before that I want people like you to shape this campaign from the very beginning — and this is a chance for four people to share their ideas directly with me.
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> Hope to see you soon,
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> Barack
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> No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/11. You may enter by contributing to Sponsor through https://donate.barackobama.com/Dinner-With-Barack. Alternatively, visit http://my.barackobama.com/Dinner-With-Barack-Alt to enter without contributing. Four winners will each receive the following prize package: one round-trip ticket within the continental U.S. to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion; hotel accommodations for one; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion (approximate combined retail value of all prizes $1,075). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Visit http://my.barackobama.com/Dinner-Rules for full details, restrictions, and Official Rules. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.
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> Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.
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About zmalfoy

Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.

4 thoughts on “Invitation to Dinner

  1. First…you should have called this “Dinner with Schmucks”. Secondly, I really think a bunch of Tea Partiers should enter for this. Actually, I think this may be against the sweepstakes laws…at least in some states. You’re supposed to be able to enter with “no purchase necessary”. Hmmmm

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