Los Angeles, CA — Sizzler assistant manager James Knight of Tustin, CA said he will not be able to attend the upcoming George Clooney fundraising event for Hillary Clinton because “he is not filthy rich.” Mr. Knight, a Hillary Clinton supporter who reportedly makes an average of $40,000 per year at the Tustin-area Sizzler on South Harbor Blvd, said that he probably wouldn’t be invited anyway.
“I don’t make that kind of money,” said a somewhat despaired but proud Mr. Knight in a Gish Gallop telephone interview. “I mean, I only make about 40,000 a year, you know, and Clooney wants $350,000 to get in the door. But I’m not too worried about that. I’m certain Hillary has my best interests at heart.”
Since the early days of the Presidential campaign, former Secretary of State and arguable Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has come under fire for being what journalist Matt Taibbi “one degree or another on the wrong side of virtually all of the issues.” And then changing her mind when politically expedient. She has also received a barrage of criticism for taking monies from elites on all sides of the political spectrum arguing, “that’s what they offered.”
Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders criticized the event, citing that this kind of politicking is precisely why America’s political system is broken.
“It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,” Sanders argued in a CNN interview. “I have a lot of respect for George Clooney. He’s a great actor. I like him…But this is the problem with American politics…Big money is dominating our political system. And my supporters and I are trying to move as far away from that as we can.”
As for Sizzler’s Mr. Knight, he’s not deterred from his support of Hillary Clinton.
“Look, I know what you’re thinking,” continued Mr. Knight his tone turning more serious. “You’re thinking that I’m a dummy. That I don’t see what’s going on here. I do. I watch the news and I see the flip-flopping. But I think she has the best chances of winning even though she doesn’t really represent any of my interests.”