Press not invited to Obama’s fancy-schmancy fundraisers

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CBS News’ Mark Knoller was grumpy about the White House press pool being locked out of the annual Gridiron Dinner last month and wasn’t shy about letting the world know. The same rules go for tonight’s fundraisers in San Francisco: cameras and microphones aren’t allowed, but one “print pooler” is allowed in for transparency’s sake. What’s the chance that bartender/super-spy/national hero Scott Prouty will smuggle in a camcorder to keep things honest?

@markknoller Let’s hope someone has a tape recorder in a breast pocket. Only way we find out what he really thinks.

— BK Masterson (@RadicalForLiber) April 3, 2013

@markknoller living with our own precedent. Sigh

— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) April 3, 2013

Pres Obama has arrived in San Francisco and now at 1st Dem Fundraiser at home of billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 4, 2013

@markknoller but but.. I thought billionaires and hedge fund people were mean and evil.

— Dede(@teh_Dede) April 4, 2013

@markknoller Has Mr. Obama said anything directly about the situation in North Korea, or is he still concentrating on fund raising?

— Rex A. Nagle (@RexANagle) April 4, 2013

@markknoller so glad he has time to do so while North Korea threatens Nuclear War.Way to be present, Mr. President

— DanCole (@DanCole1) April 4, 2013

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura managed to get a National Enquirer-style shot from the press pool’s vantage point.

Photo: Pelosi (in red) and Obama take in view of SF’s China Beach and Golden Gate Bridge at home of Tom Steyer twitter.com/DavidNakamura/…

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) April 4, 2013

Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason has the inside scoop.

Obama talking a lot about climate change here. Probably to offset concern that he will approve Keystone pipeline

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) April 4, 2013

Obama tells fundraiser he thinks immigration reform can get done in next couple months

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) April 4, 2013

Obama says at first California fundraiser he expects Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) April 4, 2013

The evening’s entertainment for the neighborhood consisted of an impromptu brass band protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Science says street protest is 1.3 bazillion times better with a brass band youtu.be/v-FMT3_Z40M #NoKXL #NOKXLSF

— Jon Warnow (@jwarnow) April 4, 2013

The #Obama protest is inching ever so slowly into the street. #NoKXL #SF twitter.com/bobsterrrob/st…

— Bryan (@bobsterrrob) April 4, 2013

Obama will get pressured on KXL by Tom Steyer inside his first fundraiser today & by 1,000+ people outside his next. #nokxl

— Jamie Henn (@Agent350) April 3, 2013

Occupy? God bless them for their spontaneity, as Nancy Pelosi would say.

Keystone Action — Go to 2870 Broadway, San Francisco, 5:30 pm tomorrow & urge Obama to personally & forever reject KXL Pipeline #NoKXL

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) April 3, 2013

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