Fresh off his big DNC fundraising visit to Harlem this week, President Obama is set to return to New York City on Wednesday, April 6, as a featured speaker at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network yearly bash.Somehow Obama's good buddy Sharpton managed to escape a criminal probe into the very shady finances of the extremist NAN a few years ago when they paid off a couple million dollars, yet they're still deep in the hole. Doesn't exactly send a good message to the public to see the president dealing with such suspect individuals.
The president will appear at National Action Network’s "Keepers of the Dream Gala" at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was already scheduled to attend the event, speaking at the NAN Women's Power Luncheon.
Judging by Sharpton's history, I hope the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers has been paid in advance.
In other news, President Above the Law today exempted himself from his new green initiative.
As a candidate for president in 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama unveiled an enegy strategy that called for boosting electric vehicles in the federal fleet.
"Within one year of becoming President, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug -ins as security permits; and half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all electric by 2012," the fact sheet said.
The White House hasn't converted any vehicles yet. The government plans to buy 100 plug-in electric vehicles this year; it's not clear what federal agencies will use them.