Notable names at book bash

SPOTTED: Stan Pottinger and Elyse Weiner co-hosted a private party at David Burke Fishtail on Monday to celebrate the upcoming book by super-lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson, titled Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality.

The Democratic Boies and Republican Olson are credited with defeating the California proposition that barred same-sex marriage. Spotted at the New York gathering were Mary Boies and Lady Olson, Tina Brown and Harry Evans, Meredith and Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, Ken Mehlman, Michael Napolitano and Marine hero Matt Pottinger.   

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Mehlman, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was featured the day before in the cover story of The New York Times Magazine written by Jo Becker. Coincidentally, Becker’s book on marriage equality is being published on Wednesday. 

Mehlman, who came out publicly a few years ago, has been instrumental in changing politicians’ views in favor of same-sex marriage.

 

Said one guest, “Some things are bigger than partisan politics.”