When Chelsea Clinton was a student at the Sidwell Friends School, the same school the Obama girls attend, the Clinton family’s involvement with the school’s annual benefit brought in big bucks. In 1996, a round of golf with Bill Clinton went for nearly six figures; another year Chelsea Clinton offered up her babysitting services to the highest bidder.Here are some items I thought might bring in the big bucks:
This past weekend was the Obamas’ first chance to participate in the Sidwell Friends School Dollars for Scholars benefit, and some families who remember the Clintons’ support are disappointed in the Obamas’ first showing.
According to a source with ties to the school, the only items up for bid from the Obamas included a signed copy of the Rolling Stone issue featuring the president and a signed copy of the January Vogue that featured the first lady.
“There were expectations that they might donate something more personal, like the Clintons did,” said another source who knew about the auction. “Lots of people were disappointed.”
A spokesperson for the Obamas said, “We have no comment on this.”
Chelsea Clinton remains involved in the event — this year she and a fellow alumna Nicole Davison donated a “lunch or brunch” in New York City. The value, according to the bidding materials: “priceless.”
Signed copies of the programs from the services Obama attended, when Wright spewed his hate-filled rants.
Signed DVDs from those sermons, that show Obama's in the audience.
Signed DVD of Obama's infamous Race speech - the best speech, evah!
Autographed copy of Obama's undisclosed presidential campaign donor list.
DVD of Obama's conversation with Chavez.
DVD Collection set of all of Obama's gaffes and flip flops.
Two hour lunch with Obama's friend Tony Rezko, and a bottle of vodka.
Bo puppy poop. (The media would surely pay big for this one!)
Michelle Obama's inaugural gown. (RuPaul would probably snatch that up in a second!)
A signed official teleprompter.
Obama's personal iPod and song list.
Rides on the Unity Pony, around the White House lawn.
A signed family photograph, including all of Obama's extended family, brothers, sisters and aunts and uncles, and Dick Cheney.
A date with President Obama. You know the *I love you Barack* lady would pay BIG for that one!
A signed deck of all the Race Cards that were dealt.
A copy of Obama's college transcripts.
A viewing of Obama's vaulted birth certificate.
Obama's IL state senate records.
Obama's flag pin.
The Greek columns from the Inauguration.
The old Air Force One fuselage from the Inauguration.
An autographed Obama Chia.
Four delegate votes.
The video the LA Times suppressed of the 2003 banquet where Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi.
A collection of the media love letters sent to Obama.
Are there any other items you can think of, to add to the list?