The power elite convened at the Capital Hilton Saturday night for the Alfalfa Club dinner, an annual event that brings together the heaviest of business and political heavy hitters. It is expected that the President of the United States attend each year and this year three presidents — George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama — were there.
But it’s not just inside-the-beltway denizens who are invited to rub elbows. Alfalfa Club Baltimoreans include Johns Hopkins Opthamologist Neil Bressler, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and former Oriole and Baltimore icon Cal Ripken, among others.
Membership of the elite club was made public just recently when Occupy DC, whose members also convened at the Capital Hilton in protest, published a PDF of the list of members on its website.
Best joke of the night, according to The Washington Post, was told by former Supreme Court Justice and outgoing Alfalfa Club President Sandra Day O’Connor: “Mitt is the Mormon — but Newt is the polygamist,” she quipped. Who says women aren’t funny?