The Democratic nominee for governor declined to answer questions from The Daily Caller about the Virginians likely to be furloughed in a government shutdown. An estimated 150,000 Virginians are likely to be affected.Not even the prospect of people being out of work stops Democrats from having a swanky party. Because they're for the little guy, ya know!
Despite the shutdown threat, a Who’s Who of national Democrats (and a deer) still attended the fundraiser at the invitation of the former secretary of state, first lady and likely 2016 presidential candidate.
Clinton was not seen by press and protesters standing outside her house. But guests spotted by The Daily Caller included McAuliffe; Democratic strategists Paul Begala and James Carville; former Republican (RINO) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist; Hillary Clinton aide and wife of Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin; Media Matters CEO David Brock (aka David Crock); and liberal activist John Podesta.
“Oh, it was exciting,” Carville told The Daily Caller as he left the party. “It was thrilling. It was everything you could ever hope for and more.”
Asked what Hillary said during the party, Carville said: “She said Terry McAuliffe was a great guy.”
And what did McAuliffe say? “He said Hillary Clinton was a great woman,” Carville said with a laugh.
Dozens of black town cars and Tahoes lined the street of Clinton’s home during the party. About a half dozen valet parking attendants were in attendance. Signs reading “Notice, Private Property, No Trespassing” were posted on the fence.
The event was designed to raise money for McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and Clinton family friend, in his race against Virginia Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
On Eve Of Government Shutdown, A Swanky Fundraiser For Terry McAuliffe Is Held At Hillary Clinton's DC House
As government workers in DC and Maryland, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia were preparing for possible work furloughs due to the Obama/Reid Government Shutdown, Democrats were holding a swanky fundraiser at Hillary Rotten Clinton's DC House for their candidate for Virginia's governor, "Terrible" Terry McAuliffe (story and photo from Daily Caller).