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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mayor Ed Lee Meets with Michelle Obama and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM

click to enlarge Did he write Obama a check today?
  • Did he write Obama a check today?
Hopefully, Mayor Ed Lee woke up feeling sociable -- and hungry -- today. After a lengthy lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama, he met up with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj to chow down on more grub.

In case you missed the motorcade across San Francisco, the First Lady kicked off the day at a fundraising breakfast at Berkeley's Claremont Hotel Club & Spa for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

Afterward, she joined Lee and other city supervisors for a luncheon at the San Francisco's Merchants Exchange Building, giving her a chance to shakedown the roughly 200 attendees for more money. And it worked -- she walked away with some $2,500 a head for her husband's campaign.

In return, Michelle Obama gave the audience an earful about the president, talking about her husband's accomplishments thus far and the long, long road toward reelection.

The image of the First Lady dining with Lee made us wonder: What did they talk about? Did Obama ask Lee the million-dollar question: Will he run for San Francisco mayor? Or maybe she got right to the point and asked him to cut her a check for her husband's reelection campaign. Of course, we can't give you the answers to any of these questions, since Lee's spokeswoman Christine Falvey did not respond to our e-mails.

After lunch, Lee met up with the president of Mongolia, where the two cut the ribbon for the new consulate general on California Street. "We hope to promote prosperity and contribute toward the development of deeper bonds of mutual understanding between the people of San Francisco and Mongolia, and we know that their addition will enhance San Francisco's status as an international center for culture, trade, commerce, and tourism," Lee said in a statement.

Then, the unassuming duo headed out to grab a bite to eat.

So as you can see, Mayor Lee's plate was full today -- literally.

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