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Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at RNC
Washington Examiner ^ | 3/31/2013 | Susan Ferrechio

Posted on 04/01/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT by markomalley

Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform at last summer's Republican National Convention.

The snub by the pop star is included in a lawsuit filed by a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization, American Action Network, against a vendor whose job was to stage entertainment just outside the doors to the GOP's convention in August.

Documents filed with the lawsuit show that other entertainers also said "no thanks" to appearing at the GOP convention including Dolly Parton and the rapper Pitbull, who Republicans hoped to feature at an event for the Hispanic Leadership Network.

Many entertainers, including Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd, agreed to perform at the convention, but Lady Gaga's offer was the most lucrative, according to an email sent last summer by AAN's director of development, Pete Meachum.

"See what it would take to get Gaga instead of Dolly," Meachum requests of Rob Jennings, who heads Cater America LLC, an event production company based in Wyoming.

Jennings, whose company is being sued by AAN, was instructed by Meachum to try to make the offer to Lady Gaga more tempting by telling her it would be an event "honoring women who run for public office."

Meachum, who is a former aide to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and is now chief of staff for Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., wanted Lady Gaga to perform on Monday, Aug. 27, the evening of the convention's first official day.

"Also, tell them that $150,000 will go towards a domestic violence shelter," Meachum further instructed Jennings in an effort to make the offer harder for Lady Gaga to refuse.

American Action Network is a 501c(4) organization headed by former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and raises money to support GOP candidates for House seats. The organization is suing Cater America in an effort to recover $350,000 that AAN officials say they lost in part when a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert arranged by Cater America was canceled. The concert could not take place because Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Isaac churned toward Tampa.

In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, AAN says most of the money it seeks represents a loan that Jennings has failed to repay.

Cater America plans to countersue, saying AAN reneged on a deal to pay $500,000 for the rock band Journey, which performed a 90-minute set on Aug. 30, the final night of the convention, and for other expenses incurred by Cater America that it says AAN had promised to cover.

Cater America also contends AAN violated an agreement not to give away tickets. National Republican Congressional Committee Executive Director Guy Harrison was among the NRCC staff who attended a Kid Rock concert put on by Cater America on Aug. 29. American Action Network spokesman Dan Conston told The Washington Examiner that AAN "invited some close personal friends from nongovernmental organizations on a personal basis."


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Heard this on Limbaugh today and am surprised that it wasn't posted already.

WTF.

The RNC attempt even hire her is yet another demonstration of exactly WHY the GOP is dead to me.

1 posted on 04/01/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I think you got taken.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 3:29:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

GOP/RIP


3 posted on 04/01/2013 3:29:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: markomalley

Is this an April fools joke?


4 posted on 04/01/2013 3:30:17 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: markomalley

Who the hell would WANT this transgender enuch freak?


5 posted on 04/01/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: markomalley

I heard this as well, and I call bovine excrement, or April Fools.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 3:30:38 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Lazamataz
Who the hell would WANT this transgender no talent hack of a enuch freak?
7 posted on 04/01/2013 3:31:31 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: markomalley
"American Action Network is a 501c(4) organization headed by former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. . . ."

Enough said.
8 posted on 04/01/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Lady Kaka is an April Fool’s joke that just keeps going on and on.

The performer is really a guy dressed up in drag. Ru-Paul was more convincing.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 3:34:02 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Lady Gaga worth more like a max of $100/hour.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 3:36:06 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: markomalley

DITTO!!!!!!


11 posted on 04/01/2013 3:36:21 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: markomalley

Why would the RNC invite the moron?


12 posted on 04/01/2013 3:36:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

Only 6 hours and 24 minutes left until it’s April 2.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 3:37:23 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Is this an April fools joke?

It almost has to be!

14 posted on 04/01/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: alloysteel

15 posted on 04/01/2013 3:38:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: markomalley

Governor Palin, the leader of the conservative wing of the GOP, would have spoken for free.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 3:38:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: dfwgator
I think you got taken.

I checked. If this is an April Fool's gag, it is very, very elaborate hoax. See here for some source documentation.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 3:38:30 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: svcw
Again, source documents.
18 posted on 04/01/2013 3:39:21 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
What the Hell are they doing? I'd have a better chance getting Kate Upton's phone number than the RNC would getting Lady Gaga there. Besides, why would they WANT that there?

Stop trying to be cool. Be who you are.

19 posted on 04/01/2013 3:39:54 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: markomalley

The GOPe has no soul.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 3:40:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Grams A

It’s always April 1st somewhere.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 3:41:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Thank goodness!


22 posted on 04/01/2013 3:41:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: markomalley
Not surprised Ms. Parton passed also. She simply will not be a part of any partisan political activity. What her personal views are are unknown although I would guess she is fairly liberal socially. In any case are the GOP that dumb? Did they think some rapper or the oddball Lady G was going to net them votes. These people are hopeless.
23 posted on 04/01/2013 3:48:28 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Lazamataz

April fool. This cannot be real.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

APRIL FOOLS....HOPEFULLY...if not, ALL IS LOST!


25 posted on 04/01/2013 3:58:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
source documents
26 posted on 04/01/2013 4:01:20 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Cannot believe the GOP would want to hire that talentless slut.

By the way Dolly just died to me too.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 4:02:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley
I cant BEAR to read them if this is for real!! NO MONEY TO THE RNC!!!!! They are TOO STUPID TO SURVIVE!!! NEW PARTY....NOW!!

I recommend the "Conservative Party".

28 posted on 04/01/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

If true, there is at least one idiot on each side of the issue.

On the RNC side, only an idiot would come up with an idea so wrong.

On Lady Ga-Ga’s part - she is an idiot for not taking the other idiot’s $1 million and laughing all the way to the bank.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: markomalley

$500,000 for Journey?

geez, really?

And $1million for a degenerate slut?

WTF? “Reince” Prebus- was this your idea? Are you that clueless? I dont think the “Reince Revolution” is going to catch on


30 posted on 04/01/2013 4:08:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: GeronL

She’s not the only moron who gets invited to RNC events, if you saw the convention at all.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 4:09:09 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: markomalley

Well, then the GOPe are idiots.


32 posted on 04/01/2013 4:20:37 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: markomalley

Quite a fee for the Horse Faced Manhattan rich girl..
Her suit made of stitched cold cuts.. must have caused much laughter in Jewish delicatessens..
And much leg slapping in the Italian ones..

She has a good voice more or less but she would run last at Aqueduct Race track...
But shes been in heat no doubt more times than Seattle Slew has whinnied..


33 posted on 04/01/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: markomalley
Bla bla bla, your crazy, you can't run a third party we have to change the RNC from within bla bla bla...

Anybody think I am crazy now?

They left us a long time go people, they sent us the Divorce Papers, lets just have the B@!!$ to move out.....

34 posted on 04/01/2013 4:27:50 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: markomalley

This has to be an April Fools joke right..please tell me the GOP isn’t THIS stupid to want Lady Bowel Movement to sing..she is a transgender freakazoid..and Pitbull..LOL mind as well ask Chris Brown to sing, maybe he can beat the crap out of Rihanna on stage


35 posted on 04/01/2013 4:29:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: markomalley

why the hell would the gop want lady gag me to play? ick


36 posted on 04/01/2013 4:35:20 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nascarnation

looks like a guy to me


37 posted on 04/01/2013 4:36:06 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I’m not offering an opinion but I know nasty when I see it, LOL


38 posted on 04/01/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: markomalley

The GOP has about as much class as Gaga or Gag-Gag.


39 posted on 04/01/2013 4:38:56 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ann Archy

How about ‘Free Republic Party’?


40 posted on 04/01/2013 4:50:31 PM PDT by Reynoldo
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To: taildragger

THEY changed the RNC from within into a pro-Shamnesty, pro-homosexual, pro-choice party.

And the ‘68 Communists turned the DNC into something even worse.

NEITHER party 40 years ago would push the left wing policies espoused by these parties today.


41 posted on 04/01/2013 4:52:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

Personally, I never understood Rush wanting Elton John to perform at his wedding. To me it was anti-conservative.


42 posted on 04/01/2013 4:52:29 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Venturer

By the way Dolly just died to me too.

Why? Why should she want to perform in front of big government Republicans? Are you one? Besides she would have turned down the DNC too.


43 posted on 04/01/2013 5:04:44 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: markomalley

when you take a stage name from what a gay guy calls you, i think that says it all.


44 posted on 04/01/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: robowombat

Dolly is a social liberal. She talks about her breasts a lot and is for gay marriage. She may sing gospel but doesn’t walk the walk.


45 posted on 04/01/2013 5:15:02 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn
She talks about her breasts a lot

Dolly, are they real?

They're real big and real expensive

46 posted on 04/01/2013 5:19:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Dolly fainted on stage the other night....... She had to be carried out two abreast.


47 posted on 04/01/2013 5:24:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

Gaga me with a spoon!


48 posted on 04/01/2013 5:25:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: markomalley

A fool and his money...


49 posted on 04/01/2013 5:28:22 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Not many people know that Dolly got her start with a jug band.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 5:32:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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