Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Democrat 'Brotha' Barack Obama and Friends

My colleague Wes Rolley's post, "Do not go gently " on the struggle going on in Brooklyn is a nice counterpoint to recent goings-on here on the Left Coast by my African-American 'Brotha' Barack Obama.

Obama and Oprah -- As Far As You Can Get From South Central Los Angeles.

Obama raised an estimated $3 million at a fund-raiser hosted by TV mogul, Oprah Winfrey last week. Tickets to the sold-out private event went for $2,300 apiece, keeping them within campaign finance limits.

Stevie Wonder performed for guests, who included Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Chris Rock, Cindy Crawford, Jimmy Connors, Linda Evans, Dennis Haysbert and many others. Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry also were expected. Visitors were bused to Winfrey's secluded home from an equestrian center where guests arrived in limousines, BMWs, Bentleys and a few hybrid Priuses.

This is about as far as you can get from South Central Los Angeles -- or Brooklyn -- as you can get

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