Leading the news at DC’s premier gossip rag, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie is the breaking news —above the fold!— The Kenyan Usurper has ruined parties in DC.
We are totally not making this up: it’s 21 paragraphs long!
PARTY POOPER — Did BARACK OBAMA ruin the party in D.C.?
His over-the-top 60th birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard first drew criticism for the size of the guest list during the Delta surge — and then after he slimmed it down, the former president was blasted for throwing an opulent party during a pandemic. It didn’t matter that he was following CDC protocols for an outdoor event.
The bashing of the bash is having a chilling effect on the D.C. party scene as (especially Democratic) pols and their staffers scramble to figure out when and where — or even if — they can party again.
“Who wants to throw a party right now when Obama hired a doctor to make sure everyone’s vaccinated and passes a Covid test and he still gets shamed for it?” said JOHN ARUNDEL, former associate publisher of Washington Life magazine and managing director of Perdicus Communications.
“I just think there’s a stigma to throwing any kind of event,” he added. “The optics of throwing the party or being at the party, it can be chilling.”
And it goes on and on like that. The above-the-fold Afghanistan news, by way of comparison, is 5 paragraphs.