Bill Burton, a founder of President Obama's super PAC and former White House official, partied last night with "Reporters from nearly every outlet in town," the Washington Examiner reports.
BuzzFeed, the up-and-coming website that graduated from covering funny cat pictures to covering politics AND funny cat pictures, celebrated the launch of its D.C. bureau in a packed party at the Brixton Wednesday night. Reporters from nearly every outlet in town were joined by few political types -- Bill Burton of President Obama's SuperPAC, Priorities USA, and Michael Steel, press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, who showed up in jeans -- for the free booze, fancy cheese, and proscuitto.
Apparently, all that free stuff made the Washington press corps forget its manners, because almost everyone totally stiffed the Brixton's excellent waitstaff. One server looked sadly grateful for two dollars thrown her way after hustling to deliver drinks. A bartender showed similar gratitude for a measly three dollars, leading Yeas & Nays to inquire if she had been receiving many tips that night. "No," she said. "Not at all."
Burton is under fire after his pro-Obama super PAC released an ad that suggested Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman dying of cancer.