Last night John & Cindy McCain were supposed to  be meeting supporters who’d paid up to as $250,000 per (solid gold) plate at a host committee  dinner and private reception at Century Plaza Hyatt Regency, sponsored by the McCain-Palin Victory California Leadership. Those impacted by the stock crash could pay $1000 for a reception, or $2500 and get a souvenir pin. Cindy loves campaign lapel pins.

But McCain bailed $250K plate dinner for the bailout, supposedly  sending a freshly prepped Palin in his place:

Please be advised that you may experience a traffic delay today on Avenue of the Stars due to a Republican Party Fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The fundraiser, featuring Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin, is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. A protest rally sponsored by California Democrats is expected to begin at 4:30 p.m. Please use caution when exiting or entering from Avenue of the Stars .

Because that’s what Vice Presidents are for. No word yet from MSM on how the fundraiser went, probably because the press was not invited.

Wonder how the guests felt about what their donations bought.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.