By Jim Stanford on July 27, 2012
Republicans burned stacks of money earlier this month to attend a fund-raiser in Jackson Hole featuring the frightful combination of Dick Cheney and Mitt Romney.
Well, Teton County Democrats will see that and raise you, with an even bigger political luminary: Michelle Obama.
And this event won’t just be for the 1 Percent.
The Obama campaign has released details for the fund-raising luncheon Aug. 11 at Snow King Resort. The public can attend a reception for as little as $25 per person. Space is limited, so make reservations now.
County Democratic Party leaders have known about the event for two weeks, but campaign staff in D.C. gave few details, other than a date. A buzz already has been spreading around the community.
Best of all, the luncheon is at 11 a.m., so people still will be able to make the Targhee Bluegrass Festival.
The first lady’s appearance will conjure memories of the March 2008 Democratic primary, when the Snow King ballroom overflowed with a jubilant crowd that roared as Barack Obama was nominated for president.
It’s unclear whether Michelle Obama will attend other events during her visit. That weekend community celebrations are planned for the new Highway 89 pathway from Jackson to Moose. Given her work advocating exercise for children, it’s not a stretch to picture the first lady celebrating the pathway, which has been a huge hit.
Or perhaps, like Lady Bird Johnson, she will take a float trip on the Snake. She sure will have plenty of invites.