"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," Miss Kantor writes.
Do not despair though. Even though they kept the lavish party under wraps (until now that is), it hasn't stopped the king and queen in the WH from throwing gala parties at our expense. Oh, and unemployment is still high with ten million unemployed Americans and businesses continue to shut their doors. Long live King Obama and her excellency.