From the New York Post’s Page Six:
Wall Street’s top Democrats were out in force Thursday night at the $71,000-a-couple, 60-person fund-raising dinner with President Obama at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen. Guests included Lazard’s Felix Rohatyn, a longtime adviser to the Democratic Party, and wife Elizabeth, and UBS CEO Robert Wolf — winner of Page Six’s fictional “Omnipresent at an Obama Wall Street Fund-Raiser” award and a member of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Also there were Evercore Chairman Roger Altman, Centerview founder Blair Effron and Centerbridge founder Mark Gallogly, who dined on fried chicken and Chilean sea bass with power lawyers Richard Farley of Paul Hastings and H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan & Cromwell. After dinner, Obama answered the left-leaning one-percenters’ questions for nearly an hour, stating that the only time he ever felt overwhelmed by his job was when he was introduced to Lady Gaga, who stood 8 feet tall in her 24-inch heels.
Me and my friend Justin Frankel were standing on 23rd Street when Barack’s motorcade went by – it was just banoodles. If I told you there were a hundred cop cars, black SUVs, motorcycles etc I might actually be underestimating. The entire street below Madison Square Park was closed down at rush hour – glad to hear that all of this was so he could arrive at a hedge fund dinner to pass the fuckin’ hat around.