Washington DC's elite Alfalfa Club has only 200 or so members, mostly drawn from the worlds of business and politics (and specifically not from journalism).
Since 1913, the club has feted various leaders and jokingly nominated its own presidential candidates in an annual booze-and-giggles off-the-record black-tie dinner.
President George W. Bush attended the Alfalfa Club dinner every year of his presidency. And President Obama will be there Saturday night.
One other guest? Yesterday in Juneau, Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin told reporters should would be there. Strictly as an advocate for Alaska, of course.
“The Alfalfa dinner, yes, in fact that’s because President Obama is scheduled to be there," Palin said. "And how often will I have an opportunity to have dinner with the president? I will take up that offer to do so."
(I hope none of the "terrorists" whom Palin during the campaign repeatedly accused the President of "palling around with" will be there. Could be a security issue.)
Incidentally, this week Palin launched her own Political Action Committee.