Wednesday, September 17, 2008


John McCain talks about one fund-raiser that took place yesterday:

...Republican John McCain lost no time pointing out Obama was courting the stars instead of ordinary folk.

"(He) talks about siding with the people, siding with the people -- just before he flies off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends," McCain told a rally in Vienna, Ohio, a critical battleground state. "Let me tell you my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio." ...

Funny, he somehow neglected to mention this fund-raiser that took place yesterday:

...first lady Laura Bush showed up ... Tuesday at a private McCain fundraiser that drew more than 100 local Republicans and raised more than $1 million in campaign donations.

The afternoon reception [was] hosted by Anne and John Marion....

Attendees paid amounts ranging from $2,500 per person to $57,000....

Anne Marion? That would be this Anne Marion:

The World's Billionaires
#754 Anne Windfohr Marion

Age: 67
Fortune: inherited
Source: inheritance, oil
Net Worth: $1.3 bil
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Residence: Fort Worth, Texas , United States, North America
Industry: Oil/Gas


...Anne Burnett Windfohr [Marion is the] chairman of the Burnett Oil Company in Fort Worth...

[She] graduated from Miss Porter's School and Briarcliff Junior College. She is also president of Burnett Ranches, which includes four ranches in West Texas, and president of the Anne Burnett and Charles D. Tandy Foundation, a charitable organization. Mrs. Marion is the stepdaughter of the late Mr. Tandy, founder of the Tandy Corporation, a manufacturer of consumer electronics. Her father was a stockbroker....

That's her, second from the left, at a dinner honoring her and her husband at the Frick museum in New York:

...John Marion, America's most famous auctioneer of fine arts and antiques, has been one of the most visible and highly respected figures in the art world. He retired as Chairman of Sotheby's in 1995 and is now the Honorary Chairman and is a member of its Advisory Board.

Anne Marion is the Chairman of Burnett Oil Co., Inc, and the President of the Burnett Foundation, which provided pivotal support for the endowment of the Frick Art Reference Library. She is a trustee of the Kimbell Art Foundation and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the founder and Chairman of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe....

Just a couple of working-class kids! John McCain's supporters are the salt of the earth!

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