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What $32,500 Gets You in Los Angeles . . .

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Boxer's fundraiser: natural extinction meets political extinction?

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 . . .

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Written by Bill Whalen

March 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm

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