The Washington Times - May 27, 2009, 09:39AM

President Obama is out West raising money for embattled Democratic lawmakers, such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the AP is reporting.

The president headed a fundraiser for Reid at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow also performed at the event.

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On Wednesday, after an 80-minute visit to a photovoltaic facility at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, Obama plans to host a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He flies back to Washington early Thursday, the AP reports.

I hear that Obama bet his health care plan at the roulette table.  The ball landed in the red.

He had better luck with blackjack.  He was dealt a 10 and a 9, and he asked for a hit and got a 2.  Unfortunately he was at the poker table.

I didn’t know the Democrats were hard up for cash, since they run the White House, the Senate, the House, General Motors, AIG … If they really need some fundraising muscle, they could always hire Rod Blagojevich.  He knows a thing or two about that.