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Obama Showers Sorkin, Hathaway With Praise at Fund-raiser

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is introduced by Vice President Joe Biden before addressing a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The governors will conclude their three-day annual meeting today.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) That Anne Hathaway...

"[Sorkin] writes the way every Democrat in Washington wished they spoke," President Obama said during his remarks at a $35,800-per-plate Monday night fund-raiser at Harvey Weinstein's Connecticut home, where Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway acted as co-hosts. (Is Sorkin's occasionally recycled dialogue really what Democrats aspire to, or was he just being polite?) He also had some nice things to say about Hathaway: "She’s spectacular. I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion." Hopefully he didn't just lose Christian Bale's vote.

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