What $32,500 Gets You in Los Angeles . . .
Word out of the Southland is the presidential fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer will be held on April 19 at LA’s Natural History Museum.
So, yes, in a year in which she faces extinction, the possibly out-of-vogue Boxer will be on display — somewhere amidst the “terrifying T. rex” and the “terrific Triceratops” — in a museum that prides itself in “living, breathing dinosaur encounters”.
I’m told the asking price is $32,500 per couple (pretty much the going rate wherever the President travels).
But, hey, that 32-large gets you dinner . . . and a chance to stand in the presidential photo line.
So let’s assume President Obama and Sen. Boxer spend the night talking about the one-fourth of Californians lacking health coverage, or all those hard-working families struggling with (and angrily protesting) planned tuition hikes at UC and CSU schools.
$32,500 gets you a plateful of beef medallions and memories of a presidential grip-and-grin.
Or, $32,500 could get you . . .
Tuition for three students at UC Berkeley (at $10,302 a pop) starting this fall, with nearly $1,600 left over for books and supplies . . .
A year of health coverage for three California families (that cost varying from $10,000-$12,000 per family).
Food for thought . . .