On the first bright day after a series of mercilessly hot days in Connecticut, beaches were closed at Burying Hill and Sherwood Island State Park to accommodate the One Percenter In Chief.
At the Weinsteins million dollar mansion, President Barack Obama said he thought Ann Hathaway was the best thing in Dark Night Rises: “She’s spectacular. I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion.”
And the teleprompter failed. As reported in the Stamford Advocate, “Joanne Woodward sat at a table wearing beige, with glasses perched atop her head. The president twice mistakenly referred to her as Joan.” The President did manage to carry away millions from the guests, who paid about half a million a head to hear him refer to Republican opponent Mitt Romney as the anti-Robin Hood.
Peal Keehan was pleased with the president’s visit, which interrupted an apology:
“Pearl Keehan, who swims past Weinstein’s home with its Olympic-sized pool at high tide nearly every day, said she once scolded a man who brought his dog to Burying Hill and later learned it was Weinstein. The 73-year-old Westport resident said she planned to invite Weinstein for a swim before the fundraiser to make up for it, but the beach was shut down.”