Politics in the East Village? Why yes.
Organized by Jonathan Woodward and billed as a lead-up event to the thrilling Guam primary, a $10 donation at the door got you a drink ticket and the chance to talk about Barack Obama – or any of his competitors for that matter. And, $6 got you a pint of beer. $7 got you a Makers Mark on the rocks.
In the back of the bar was an Obama “store” which had posters and t-shirts ranging in price from $10-20.
Though Barack Obama never appeared, his spirit was felt throughout the evening as the Yankee game played on a wide-screen projection T.V. (The Yankees injury-depleted line-up took it on the chin losing 6-2 to the Detroit Tigers.)
A plucky, three-piece band kept the bar rocking. Overall, the fundraiser provided an excellent excuse to visit Mona’s.
Thank you, Barack Obama.
May 1st, 2008
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