The president did see the protesters last night outside the Beverly Hilton. The gay rights demonstration was reduced to a punchline for the $30,000 per couple crowd of Hollywood's elite, reports the New York Times.
A gaggle of sign-waving protestors milled around outside The Beverly Hilton, the sprawling hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. They must have caught the president’s eye when he arrived at the hotel from an earlier stop in Las Vegas because he relayed one of their messages to the crowd. "One of them said, 'Obama keep your promise,’ " the president said. "I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about." The people in the audience—who paid $30,400 per couple to attend—laughed as they ate a dinner of roasted tenderloin, grilled organic chicken and sun choke rosemary mashed potatoes.
Which promise? Well, how about any of them, Mr. President?
UPDATE: Video posted here.