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As Democrats Urge Civility, Mega Donor Bill Maher Headlines Fundraiser

By on 3.7.12 | 10:42AM

The Alabama Democratic Party cordially invites you to:

an evening with Bill Maher

March 17, 2012

Chairman's Reception at 7pm

Performance at 8pm

Come join Alabama Democrats at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall in Huntsville for an Evening with Bill Maher. 700 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Tickets are $100 and include admission to the pre-event Chairman's reception and prime seating at the performance.

Paid for by the Alabama Democratic Party. P.O. Box 950. Montgomery, AL 36101. (334) 262-2221. (800) 995-3386.


Here is a screen shot of the invitation:

But if you want to buy tickets- You're too late! The event is sold out.

Maher, who recently announced he is donating $1 million to President Barack Obama's Super PAC, Priorities USA, is infamous for his no-holds-barred HBO show, in which no guttural opinion is prohibited and misogyny is encouraged.

In the wake of Rush Limbaugh's apology to 30-year old Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, Democrat-leaning Fox News pundit Kirsten Powers filled us in on the Maher's potty mouth:

[T]he grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher-who also happens to be a favorite of liberals-who has given $1 million to President Obama's super PAC. Maher has called Palin a "dumb twat" and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann "boobs" and "two bimbos." He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, "She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas." He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum's wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama's name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee's, "Don't show me your tits!" as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here's a way to solve his problem: don't stare at a strangers' breasts). Then, his coup de grâce: "And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It's called Hooters!"

Maher noted the difference between him and Limbaugh is his show is not supported by advertisers, and thus Maher has the freedom to speak freely.

But that certainly doesn't excuse the content of his wildly inappropriate remarks, which is why Sarah Palin yesterday encouraged President Obama to return Maher's $1 million donation. Via Twitter, Palin asked, "Why doesn't his super PAC return the $1 million that he got from a rabid misogynist?"

Contrary to their online advertisement, an unidentified man answering phones at the Alabama Democratic Party told TAS the event isn't a fundraiser, and the state party actually just bought a "block of tickets" to a Maher event. When asked for clarification, Executive Director Bradley Davidson was unavailable for comment.

This news has broken shortly after it was announced Louis C.K., a vulgar left-wing comedian and star of Louie on FX, will headline the 68th Radio & TV Congressional Correspondents' Dinner June 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. President Obama last attended in 2009. And while Obama hasn't officially confirmed, the event will be full of White House officials, office holders, and media figures.

Don't hold your breath waiting for President Obama to call Sarah Palin.

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