Your State Dinner Hu's Who

By Tracy, Marc | Tablet Magazine, January 20, 2011 | Go to article overview

Your State Dinner Hu's Who


Tracy, Marc, Tablet Magazine


President and First Lady Obama hosted Hu Jintao, President of China, last night at the White House for an official state dinner. The entire invite list is posted after the jump, because it really is an eye-opening look at who was deemed important enough to come greet the leader of the country that literally owns our ass and, a few years down the line, may figuratively own it as well.

But you, of course, want to know which Jews were invited. Babs! Ballmer! Berman! Maya Lin's Jewish husband! Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch (awkward)! Did I mention Babs? Enjoy the Jew-spotting below.

The Honorable Madeleine Albright, Washington, D.C. Ms. Alice Albright

Ms. Christiane Amanpour, ABC News, New York, NY Mr. James Rubin

The Honorable David Axelrod, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor Mrs. Susan Axelrod

Mr. Jeffrey Bader, National Security Council Ms. Rohini Talalla

The Honorable Elizabeth Bagley, Washington, D.C. Mr. Kevin Frawley

Mr. Steven Ballmer, Microsoft, Redmond, WA Mrs. Connie Ballmer

Ms. Bette Bao Lord, New York, NY The Honorable Winston Lord

Mrs. Denise Bauer, Belvedere Tiburon, CA

The Honorable Howard Berman, Representative from California Mrs. Janis Berman

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Joseph Beau Biden, III, Attorney General of Delaware, Wilmington, DE Mrs. Hallie Biden

His Excellency Zheng Bijian, Chairman, CIIDS

His Excellency Dai Bingguo, State Councilor

Mr. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY Mrs. Laura Blankfein

The Honorable Antony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President

The Honorable Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court Dr. Johanna Breyer

Mr. Greg Brown, Motorola, Schaumburg, IL Mrs. Anna-Louise Brown

The Honorable Dr. Zbigniew Brezezinski, McLean, VA Mrs. Emilie A. Brzezinski

The Honorable Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs The Honorable Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

The Honorable James E. Carter, former President of the United States Mrs. Rosalynn Carter

Mr. Jackie Chan, Beverly Hills, CA Mr. Phillip Button

The Honorable Elaine Chao, Washington, D.C. Dr. James Chao

His Excellency Wang Chao, Vice Minister for Commerce

His Excellency Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman, CPPCC, former Hong Kong Chief Executive

Mr. John A. Chen, Chairman, Committee of 100, New York, NY Mrs. Sherrie Chen

The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ Mrs. Mary Pat Christie

The Honorable Judy Chu, Representative from California Ms. Chiling Tong

The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy Mrs. Jean Chu

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

The Honorable William J. Clinton, former President of the United States

The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Representative from South Carolina Mr. John Clyburn

The Honorable Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago, Chicago, IL Mrs. Maggie Daley

The Honorable William Daley, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Ms. Bernadette Keller

His Excellency Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce

Mr. Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York, NY Mrs. Judith Dimon

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor Ms. Cathy Russell, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education Mrs. Karen Duncan

Mr. James Fallows, The Atlantic, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Deborah Fallows

Mr. Xie Feng, Director General, MFA

Mr. Thomas Friedman, The New York Times, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ann Friedman

The Honorable Michael B. …

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