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January 09, 2012

White House Hosted Secret, Extravagant Alice In Wonderland Party, Complete With Vials of Fake Blood to Be Drank

This isn't at all like Marie Antoinette, is it?

"White House officials were so nervous about how a splashy, Hollywood-esque party would look to jobless Americans — or their representatives in Congress, who would soon vote on health care — that the event was not discussed publicly and Burton's and Depp's contributions went unacknowledged," Kantor writes....
"Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burton's own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided over the scene in full costume, standing up on a table to welcome everyone in character."

The media, of course, knew about this. How could they not? A party involving celebrities at the White House (with George Lucas sending over Chewbacca for no good reason) cannot really be secret.

But the media didn't report it, same as when they covered up JFK's well-known affairs.

Agreeement: Moe Lane sees this as an even bigger indictment of the Training Wheels For Obama media, too.

And More, With Pictures: At Verum Serum. The White House has this spin...

“This was an event for local school children from the Washington DC area and for hundreds of military families. If we wanted this event to be a secret, we probably wouldn’t have invited the press corps to cover it, release photos of it to Flickr, or post a video from it on the White House website,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. “Even Johnny Depp’s fans knew about it and posted on their website. Just goes to show you can’t believe everything you read in books these days.”

...but also went out of its way to refuse to say what costumes Obama's daughters had worn that Halloween. Of course, it turns out they'd worn Alice in Wonderland ones.

That key detail dug up by VS demonstrates that they were, in fact, actively hiding this, though they're now claiming they weren't.


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