Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Does anyone actually like SJP?

Previously, I discussed the latest Obama Campaign money maker, the "win a dinner with Barack" promo, wherein some lucky supporters will be whisked away for an evening they might never forget. Fanboy that I am, I immediately signed up for the giveaway (isn't it weird, talking about "giveaways" in the context of a Presidential Campaign?), though I used the "no donation" option, no doubt required by law. And of course, that choice is not supposed to diminish my chances of winning. We'll see.

But anyway, I thought--upon reading the details--that the winners would be having private dinners with the President. It turns out that the winners will just be getting a seat at the table, as it were, at some posh $78,000 a plate fundraising event. As Hot Air reports, the dinners are with the President and a couple of friends:
It offers the opportunity for two lucky people to have dinner with not only the President and the First Lady, but with two of the people I’m sure we’d all like to spend time with. One is Sarah Jessica Parker. The other, and the hostess of this advertisement, is Vogue editor-in-chief and real life inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada, Anna Wintour.
After entering my info--I'm still not certain I'm in the actual sweepstakes--I almost instantly received an e-mail from Sarah Jessica Parker, inviting me to her house for a fundraising event. Well, it wasn't so much inviting me to her house as it was dangling the possibility of being there while simultaneously asking for some more money. So the dinner is actually a dinner party. Clever. Very Clever.

But here's the thing: I don't much care for Sarah Jessica Parker. I mean, I might go to her house if I knew for a fact that her husband--Mathew Broderick--would be there. Absent such assurances, it's a risk I'm not willing to take. And frankly, I don't think I'm alone on this at all. Who actually likes Sarah Jessica Parker? Seriously.

Back when she was younger and just starting out, she was okay. L.A. Story, Striking Distance, those were passable roles. After that? Bleck. Sex and the City made her career, I guess, but her character in the show was so whiny and narcissistic, the show became unbearable for me. And outside of the show, Ms. Parker seemed to be very much the person she was in the show.

Maybe that's unfair of me, but I know plenty of other people feel the same way. Look at Did You Hear About the Morgans? If you do look at it, you'll be among a very tiny minority to actually do so. She just became very unlikable. In 2007, Maxim magazine went as far as to name her the world's "No. 1 Unsexiest Woman Alive." That may be somewhat cruel, but it drives home the point.

So, I have to wonder why the Obama Campaign is hitching it's wagon to her, let alone to Anna Wintour. It would be bad enough having dinner with a megalomaniacal Presdient, without also having to endure the company of SJP or the Prada-wearing devil. I'd much rather have dinner with the President and George Clooney. And their significant others, of course...

Cheers, all.


  1. Sex and the City encapsulates everything wrong with the dumbed-down, debt-structured, superficial, consumerist society of over-opinionated semi-incompetents that centralization has brought us, IMO. It's entertaining in the same way a train wreck full of people you hate would be entertaining. Although Samantha would be a good time.

  2. I was always partial to the innocent one, myself.

    But yeah, it's kind of funny that Obama is teaming up with two women who are best known for spending ludicrous amounts of money on footwear.

  3. Sometimes I thnk you two guys are just not nice people :-)

  4. In reality, I'm a very nice person. I just play a mean one on the Internet.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.