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Gwyneth Paltrow Holds Fundraiser For Obama, 'You're So Handsome That I Can't Speak Properly'
As part of this week's Obamajam, Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Obama and the Democratic party at her Brentwood home last night. According to a pool report, she told the Commander-in-Chief, “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest."
The Oscar-winning actress, whose children were present, added, "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass." The pool report says she recalled hosting an ex-pat fundraiser for him in London and "cited sustainable energy efforts as well as Obama’s push for equal pay, which she called, 'Very important to me as a working mother.'" Yes, we all know how difficult she has it as a working mother.
When she gave the microphone to Obama, Paltrow said, "You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly." The President responded, "I want to thank Gwyneth and Apple and Moses for letting us crash your house. I promised that I would put everything back. But they are so generous. And, Gwyneth, thank you for not just what you did this time, but what you did last time, because it did make a huge difference to us. Even though I couldn’t go, I wanted to go, but they said there are no voters that I can knock on doors in London."
.@GwynethPaltrow gazing at #Obama as he speaks at fundraiser at her LA home. pic.twitter.com/6gGd9rPP7y— darlene superville (@dsupervilleap) October 10, 2014
Two hundred people attended the reception (tickets started at $1,000) and 50 were expected at the dinner (tickets started at $15,000)—attendees included Bradley Whitford and Julia Roberts. The President told them, "I hope that in these midterms you feel a sense of urgency about this. And I’m talking to you, Democrats. Because Democrats have many good qualities, but a congenital disease is, A, we get depressed too easily, and, B, we’re terrible at paying attention to midterm elections. When there’s not a President on the ballot, we tend to get complacent. We can’t afford to get complacent right now."
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