It just got more expensive to dine with Barack

How chaotic must things be on the Democratic side of things when they can’t even keep track of how much it costs to raffle off a dinner with the president? Two days ago, I got an email from Barack Obama himself telling me that, for just $5.00, I would be “automatically entered for a chance to join [him] for dinner.” That’s pretty cheap at the price, I thought to myself.

Then, just a few minutes ago, Jim Messina, the campaign manager for Obama for America, sent me an email telling me that my dinner raffle ticket is going to cost me a whopping $25.00:

You got an email from the President a couple days ago, inviting you to sit down to dinner with him. Our records show that you’ve entered for that chance before and didn’t win — and I hope that’s not discouraging you from giving it another shot.

Because the fact is that someday soon, four more people who are reading this note right now will be on a plane to have dinner with President Obama in Washington, or Chicago, or wherever he might be that day.

This time, it could be you.

Donate $25 today and you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to have dinner with the President and three other supporters.

What’s up with that? Either Barrie’s fickle or, as I suggested, his operation is so chaotic that no one really knows what’s going on. Given reports about uprisings in the Oval Office and mismanagement in the West Wing, I’m voting for chaos.

Cross-posted at The PJ Tatler