Tickets range from $16,200 to $64,800 ...
In the wake of the killing spree by a disgruntled solder at the sprawling Texas Army base, Barack Obama will start next Wednesday serious and somber, but end the day smiling and sure to be filled with handshakes and backslapping, as reported by both the Houston Chronicle and CBS News (of Houston, TX) on April 8, 2014.
In a shooting spree last week by Army band drummer turned infantryman turned back to band drummer and eventually switching to driving a truck, Ivan Antonio Lopez killed three and wounded 16 innocent soldiers.
With upwards of 2,000 soldiers, their families and Army civilian workers expected to attend, Barack Obama will make a showing at the III Armored Corps memorial service for the slain and wounded scheduled to begin at 2 PM.
But if the grieving families, friends and comrades-in-arms expect to spend any appreciable time with the Commander-in-Chief, they'll have to make the 200 mile trip to Houston as well as coming up with at least a few years worth of Army pay.
Priorities set ...
In what many party faithful expect may be a less-than-hoped-for mid-term election results later this year, Obama will be jetting off to nearby H-Town for a Democratic Party fundraiser featuring the likes of Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
With the stated purpose of filling the coffers of Donkey Party House and Senate candidates, only the wealthiest of soldiers will be financially capable of attending.
According to an invitation obtained by the Associated Press, tickets start at $16,200 for anyone planning on going stag, to up to $64,800 for a couple.