White House Held Secret “Alice in Wonderland” Party During Height of Recession

Posted by on Jan 08, 2012 at 9:43 am

I don’t quite understand why they had to have a party in secret. It’s not like them to not flaunt theei extravagances. Between the endless parties and and lavish vacations, it’s not as if these freeloaders have been hesitant to  rub our noses in it.

It was the tea party the Obamas just couldn’t resist.

A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all.

“The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests.

The book reveals how any official announcement of the glittering affair — coming at a time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obama’s health-care plan were staging protests — quickly vanished down the rabbit hole.

“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,” the book says.

Gee, if they were nervous how an extravagant party would look, maybe that should have been a sign that it’s a bad idea.  But no, they went ahead with it anyway.

However, the White House made certain that more humble Halloween festivities earlier that day — for thousands of Washington-area schoolkids — were well reported by the press corps.

Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.

Unbeknownst to reporters, the State Dining Room had also been transformed into a secretive White House Wonderland.

Tim Burton decorated it “in his signature creepy-comic style. His film version was about to be released, and he had turned the room into the Mad Hatter’s tea party, with a long table set with antique-looking linens, enormous stuffed animals in chairs, and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies,” reports the book, which The Post purchased at a Manhattan bookstore.

The NY Post helpfully provides this image.


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5 Responses to “White House Held Secret “Alice in Wonderland” Party During Height of Recession”

  1. Fuzzlenutter on 8/08/12 at 5:47 pm

    The contempt and disgust I have for this ENTIRE administration (but ESPECIALLY for these two leeches) goes far beyond any words I can muster…

  2. Nick Shaw on 8/08/12 at 6:47 pm

    Outside of the “in your face” nature of Zero’s attitude towards the American people, is George Lucas really that brain dead that he thought Alice found Cheewy somewhere in Wonderland? Or, did he personally invite the Wooky to her own party?

  3. mike191 on 8/08/12 at 9:26 pm

    “Unbeknowst to reporters…”is the problem with todays Media,which takes out of sight ,out of mind ,to another level when reporting about President44.Moreover, ,if Mrs. Pallin has a new wardrobe and /or visits a neighbor ,the press cannot wait to do an annal cavity on the Pallins.