A $35,800 Date With the President

The president will visit the heart of Silicon Valley in less than two weeks

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    You can eat with the president when he visits the Bay Area later this month, if you are willing to pay the price.

    The Obamas seems to be making a habit of visiting the Bay Area.

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited earlier in the summer to raise money for her husband's re-election campaign and the Democratic party.

    Now her husband is set to do the same thing.

    President Barack Obama will visit the monetary heart of Silicon Valley in two weeks for two private receptions at the homes of wealthy supporters.

    Mr. Obama will be the guest of honor at a reception at a private peninsula home on Sunday afternoon Sept. 25 followed by evening dinner in Atherton.

    The location of the early reception is the Woodside home Symantec CEO John Thompson and his wife Sandi. The entrance price at the Thompson's is $2,500 without a picture or $7,500 with a photo of yourself and the president.

    The evening meal will be far more costly. A dinner date with Mr. Obama will cost a cool $35,800. Anyone willing to spend the money to eat with the president is welcome to come.

    The hosts are Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg and her husband David Goldberg. Sandberg is getting used to having famous faces knock on her front door.  She had Oprah Winfrey over for dinner just last week after the former talk show host held a townhall for her Facebook fans.

    The president's trip will be a quick one. He has engagements scheduled in Southern California the following morning.