Wednesday, 1:45 p.m., live-streamed to a computer near you. So far, nearly 18,000 people have RSVP’d.

I hope someone brings refreshments.

That night, CEO will host a fundraising dinner for Obama and the Democratic National Committee at $35,800 a pop.

Here’s a funny if disparaging list, a la Letterman, from SF Weekly’s Benjamin Wachs specifying what you’d get for that pricey admission, including “An opportunity to be disappointed by Obama in person,” and “The ability to gently stroke the president’s hair and call him ‘My precious.'”

Video: The President Invites You to His Facebook Town Hall Meeting on the Economy 18 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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