He said this today:
Less than two weeks ago he gave his top campaign bundlers access to top White House officials and senior members of Congress:
. . . There were many perks of getting an invite to this particular party, one of the most lavish that’s taken place since Obama arrived in the White House. Attendees had access to Obama and the vice president, as well as top officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) were also there.
Some big-ticket donors even earned a seat at the head table with Obama and Cameron. Sitting alongside actor George Clooney and billionaire Warren Buffett were Obama’s bundlers Francisco Lopes and Chad Griffin. Lopes, the chairman of the investment management firm Landmark Partners, Inc., bundled between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama’s 2008 campaign. Griffin, the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, has already brought in between $100,000 and $200,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign.