Book Says Obamas Held Lavish ‘Alice’ Party During Recession
Johnny Depp among guests
- Duration 2:07
- Date Jan 8, 2012
Johnny Depp among guests
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York times reporter Jodi Kantor is out the new book about the first family the Obama is a tell -- and one passage in the book details a lavish Alice in Wonderland party held during the midst of a recession.
Peter -- has more on the story he's live in Washington and here.
Hi -- and it's Halloween party was back in October 2009 when the unemployment rate.
Was it 10% and it was apparently swanky to the point that Jodi Kantor writes in her new book the Obama's White House officials were so.
Nervous about how -- splashy.
Hollywood -- party would look to jobless Americans or the representatives in congress who would soon vote on health care.
That the event was not discussed publicly and Burton and -- contributions.
Went out on acknowledge now the press pool.
Was allowed to film the president and the First Lady handing out candy to trick or traders but while they did that behind them inside the White House a party awaited.
That -- and partly decorated by big time director Tim Burton and work guests were greeted.
By Johnny Depp in his full mad hatter costume from the Alice in Wonderland remake that was set to be released soon after.
Guests were the children of military families and of administration officials the state dining room.
Is where the most elaborate decorations were set up and that's also where guests -- Fruit punch from blood vials but the White House wants you to ignore all that and Jodi Kantor's book.
Saying this is the author's take reflecting her own opinions on a remarkably strong relationship.
Between the president and the First Lady both of whom share an unwavering commitment to each other and to improving the lives.
Of Americans I mentioned one movie star Johnny Depp was there there was another as well.
The real to -- -- there sent from the actual.
It's the actual suit from -- Star Wars movies that George Lucas sent over to the White House for the party we don't know.
Who was in the suit but we can cross the president and the First Lady -- the list because we see there the president did not dress up and the First Lady -- -- a leopard.
-- -- -- -- -- Sometimes at all -- they cost him could be Joseph Biden could could have been Arnie Duncan -- -- all right Wilson frown on that Peter thank you very much yet.