'Jay and Bey' Fete Barry

Forget the White House Honey Ale beer.  While cash-strapped Americans were attempting to squeeze two cups of tea out of one Lipton tea bag, Barack Obama was fundraising in a ritzy Manhattan nightclub that features an 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne. "It's floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space. It's beautiful - breathtaking," a rep for the Flatiron District hot spot told The New York Post. "It's the first thing you see when you walk in." That's right -- on behalf of your everyday middle-class American, Barack Obama was out stumping for dollars at hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his diva wife Beyoncé's 40/40 nightclub, which features "a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne."  Three hundred and fifty bottles of Armand de Brignac at $800 a bottle comes to a $280,000.  Allegedly, the "dazzling tower" was covered by a black drop cloth so the president could mock his wealthy competitor for being out of touch with Middle America without looking...(Read Full Post)

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