Monday, September 9, 2013

Carlyle Group Places a Bet on a Kennedy

The Washington D.C. based Carlyle Group knows you need all sides covered. Carlyle-founder David Rubinstein, for example, has the Bush angle covered. Not only did Rubenstein show up at the White House for a 60th wedding anniversary party for George H.W. and Barbara Bush, but he gave the toast!

Hillary Clinton is set to be the featured attraction at Carlyle Group’s investor conference that starts today in Washington D.C.

But don't think for a minute that Carlyle has forgotten the Kennedys. NyPo reports:
[Carlyle managing director] Oliver Sarkozy, the boyfriend of Mary-Kate Olsen and half- brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is getting in bed with another political dynasty. He is hosting a reception in support of Massachusetts congressman Joseph P. Kennedy on Oct. 7 in Manhattan. Sarkozy wrote in an e-mail to invited guests, “I believe Joe is the kind of new leader we need in Washington. He is pragmatic, principled, and willing to look past party labels in the interest of getting things done . . . he brings fresh energy and much-needed perspective to our long-term economic and social challenges.” Suggested contributions to attend range from $1,000 to $5,200 to be named as an event chair.

And that's how you do it in crony D.C., cover all bases.

1 comment:

  1. Carlyle has long placed Red and Blue bets. Carlyle's Rubenstein and his patriotic philanthropy have the ear of Washingtonians, especially the White House and Capital Hill gang.