Update: Atherton fundraiser to follow Obama's visit to Woodside this Sunday


When President Obama swings south down the Peninsula next Sunday (Sept. 25), he will follow his afternoon fundraising gathering at the Woodside home of Sandi and John Thompson with another opportunity for locals to open their wallets on behalf of the president's re-election effort, this one at the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, according to the Oakland Tribune.

Guests will pay $35,800 per plate to attend that fundraising dinner, which will include a question-and-answer session, according to the Tribune.

At the Woodside event, which is set to begin at 4 p.m., a mere $2,500 gets you in the door. For $7,500 (or $10,000 for you and a friend), you can have a photo taken with the president and participate in a reception for him.

On Monday, Sept. 26, the president is scheduled to hold a Town Hall meeting on the economy at Mountain View's LinkedIn, according to that company. Mr. Obama plans to answer questions about job creation and the economy from LinkedIn members across the country.

"Following the Town Hall, White House Administration officials will continue to engage in the conversation with LinkedIn members about putting America back to work," according to a press release from LinkedIn.

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Posted by Arch Conservative
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Is the DNC paying for this trip, or the loyal subjects? Shouldn't be more than $20 million for this junket.

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Posted by Central Park
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

poor arch con, can't find and post a link to the same post he made whenever Bush came to town and arch con made the same complaint!


don't like it? then vote for public financing of elections

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Posted by Arch Conservative
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

This Arch Conservative did not comment on Bush's visits- when did he visit?
Public financing of elections? "We" can't afford it- let the unions and corporations make the donations.

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Posted by neighbori
a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Bush avoided the Bay Area (tho came to Hillsborough) and traveled to other California locales. For example, he came in Oct. 2001, Aug. 2004, Oct. 2005, Nov. 2007 Jan. 2008

Presidents help raise $$$ for the party and for future elections all the time.

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