Yesterday, the Hollywood glitterati flocked to Gwyneth Paltrow’s home and paid $15,000 a plate to attend a fundraising reception with President Barack Obama.

Hollywood, of course, can always be counted on to make things painfully awkward when it comes to heaping praise on the President and his progressive policies, and Paltrow did not disappoint:

Via the Daily Mail:

‘I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest, and have been since the inception of your campaign,’ she said, adding that she thinks both of his campaigns and his presidency will be one of the most important and most scrutinized of all time.

Paltrow noted the approaching Nov. 4 midterm elections in which Democratic control of the Senate is at risk.

She called it a ‘critical time’ for Democrats and seemed to urge everyone to vote. ‘It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass,’ she said.

Paltrow mentioned equal rights for women in the workplace, an issue ‘very important to me as a working mother,’ said the actress, who Forbes says makes around $19 million per year.

Yes, I’m sure all those working mothers out there just now noticing the remains of this morning’s spit-up on their work blazer totally identify with Gwyneth on this point.

And then of course there’s this:

Someone call Chris Matthews…he just lost his #1 spot in the Most Awkward Comments Made About the President of All Time draft rankings.


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