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Secret Service Says Couple Crashed State Dinner
Foxnews ^ | 11/26/2009 | Staff

Posted on 11/26/2009 4:34:27 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON - Crashing a state dinner at the White House apparently takes a security breakdown as well as some kind of nerve.

The Secret Service is looking into its own security procedures after determining that a Virginia couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, managed to slip into Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House even though they were not on the guest list, agency spokesman Ed Donovan said.

President Barack Obama was never in any danger because the party crashers went through the same security screening for weapons as the 300-plus people actually invited to the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Donovan said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhostatedinner; diplomaticincident; india; salahi; securitybreach; sign; singh; statedinnerczars

1 posted on 11/26/2009 4:34:28 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

We are supposed to believe that Arabs named “salahi” CRASHED the dinner? There is something wrong with this story — and not just with the fact that someone slipped by the Secret Service. They must be agents.


2 posted on 11/26/2009 4:38:01 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: browniexyz; All


Biden: "Anyone see Chuck?"
3 posted on 11/26/2009 4:41:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Tareq Salahi

There must be some mistake here. Anyone named Tareq would be welcomed by America's first muslim president.

4 posted on 11/26/2009 4:43:41 AM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Michaele and Tareq Salahi

Not to worry, it was only a test run.

5 posted on 11/26/2009 4:46:05 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: browniexyz

Shit, it would have been easier to maintain a list who wasn’t invited to this thing.


6 posted on 11/26/2009 4:46:47 AM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: lowbridge

Amazing these types of breaches never happened under Bush!


7 posted on 11/26/2009 4:47:09 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: lowbridge

Like when the shark bumps on the first pass.


8 posted on 11/26/2009 4:47:32 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: IbJensen

This is great! They got in because of their names! This was a PC move by the couple...the SS wouldn’t dare challenge them crashing the party for fear they would be profiling!


9 posted on 11/26/2009 4:47:44 AM PST by Paratrooper
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To: IbJensen
Well, we could be bitterly sarcastic and say, since this new White House refuses to say anything about us as a nation still being in a global hot war on Islamofascism which started on 9-11-01, then apparantly security can be relaxed at various places like the White House because of the end of the war, and therefore we are not on a war footing, what's the big deal? /sarc

Idiots.

10 posted on 11/26/2009 4:48:00 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Red in Blue PA

First couple lose their wrist bands?


11 posted on 11/26/2009 4:52:47 AM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
President Barack Obama was never in any danger because the party crashers went through the same security screening for weapons as the 300-plus people actually invited to the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Donovan said.

I am assuming they ate with sporks because there are never any knives present at a dinner party , now are there?

12 posted on 11/26/2009 4:52:51 AM PST by StandUpChuck
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I wonder if security is getting lax due to the way the security details are being treated. Let's see, piss off the CIA, criminally prosecute Navy SEALS, and give terrorists a public platform to disclose our interrogation techniques. Nah, that won't piss off agents that truly love their country.
13 posted on 11/26/2009 4:57:50 AM PST by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: browniexyz

These aren’t radical muslims, they’re well known DC socialites. Minimal digging on the net tells me that they’ve been part of the DC social scene for years.


14 posted on 11/26/2009 4:58:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Shouldn’t matter who they are. Not on the list? Should not pass the first screen.

Period.


15 posted on 11/26/2009 5:01:29 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: StandUpChuck

” I am assuming they ate with sporks because there are never any knives present at a dinner party , now are there? “

Remember the ‘butt bomber’ in Saudi Arabia a couple of months ago??

I kinda doubt that the ‘security screenings’ were *that* thorough.... ;)


16 posted on 11/26/2009 5:02:17 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did these particular Security agents graduate from those public schools that taught that “there are no wrong answers?”

FAIL.


17 posted on 11/26/2009 5:02:59 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: cripplecreek

” These aren’t radical muslims, they’re well known DC socialites. “

Yeah - and Hasan was a well known Walter Reed Army Psychiatrist....

Just sayin’...


18 posted on 11/26/2009 5:03:21 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

19 posted on 11/26/2009 5:05:42 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

20 posted on 11/26/2009 5:06:54 AM PST by MajorThomas (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I see security works about as well as everything in the White House.


21 posted on 11/26/2009 5:07:20 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

Spot On!


22 posted on 11/26/2009 5:08:53 AM PST by MajorThomas (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

It is/can become demoralizing, actually.


23 posted on 11/26/2009 5:08:57 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Michele Malking on FOX just pointed out that an illegal alien working for a contractor at the White House got his picture taken with Dick Cheney.


24 posted on 11/26/2009 5:14:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Big deal—there’s a couple who crashed the White House last year—and they haven’t left yet.....


25 posted on 11/26/2009 5:14:45 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Michaele and Tareq Salahi”

Well, there arrived at a meal hosted by a muslim. Aren’t all muslims invited?


26 posted on 11/26/2009 5:18:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: ScottinVA

there=they


27 posted on 11/26/2009 5:18:49 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I have never been to a State Dinner before, but I have been to lot's of formal dinner functions.

Almost all of them have preplanned seating arrangements so the right people sit next to the right people and visa versa.

If these two stayed and ate dinner, there did they sit? ........on someone's lap?

28 posted on 11/26/2009 5:21:19 AM PST by Popman
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess this so-called State Dinner in a tent was also buffet style, no place cards, sit wherever a guest felt like sitting.


29 posted on 11/26/2009 5:24:50 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Red in Blue PA

As much as I dislike the teleprompter in chief, I want him to finish his only term without harm. The chilling thought that we would have Joe Biden as President and Nancy Pelosi as 2nd in command is just beyond comprehension.

If I am the SS detail commander, I WANT SOME BUTT and I would want it NOW. Totally unacceptable.


30 posted on 11/26/2009 5:27:39 AM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This incident fits right into the whole Obama thing, his administration is nothing but a bunch of teenagers, it seems only fitting that their party was crashed.

I think it is funny!


31 posted on 11/26/2009 5:30:13 AM PST by panthermom
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To: halfright
beyond comprehension

So you missed Miranda rights for terrorists?

.....or trying Navy Seals who gave a terrorist a bloddy lip?

I think we are already at the point of "beyond comprehension"
32 posted on 11/26/2009 5:33:13 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: cripplecreek

CIA? Like Plame and Wilson? (They even physically resemble those two as a couple).


33 posted on 11/26/2009 5:33:15 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Secret Service is investigating how the
couple on the right managed to crash the
party and have their photo taken with President
Barack Obama's butler, Tareq Salahi (left).

34 posted on 11/26/2009 5:36:06 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: cripplecreek

Which I’m sure was blamed on Bush.


35 posted on 11/26/2009 5:40:03 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

36 posted on 11/26/2009 5:47:47 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Like the Way You Think,
We will Be Keeping Our Eye on You.


37 posted on 11/26/2009 5:48:55 AM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

38 posted on 11/26/2009 5:49:12 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Red in Blue PA

Here is the couples photo gallery from the evening:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=125305&id=101907941877


39 posted on 11/26/2009 5:50:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Red in Blue PA

Local news is reporting the woman is auditioning for a role on the upcoming series Real Housewives of DC.


40 posted on 11/26/2009 5:57:05 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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This is somewhat frightening. We are supposed to trust these guys for our safety and protection? These Agents need to be severely reprimanded and/ or Fired. We never had to worry about safety issues when Bush was in office


41 posted on 11/26/2009 6:23:56 AM PST by tmarin1967
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To: Red in Blue PA
sad somebody will take a fall for this, and Zer0's not worth it...
42 posted on 11/26/2009 6:25:32 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Secret Service sending a message?


43 posted on 11/26/2009 6:45:17 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: cripplecreek
they’re well known DC socialites

There's the mixup, the SS thought they were well known DC socialists and let them right in.

44 posted on 11/26/2009 6:51:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Vision
Local news is reporting the woman is auditioning for a role on the upcoming series Real Housewives of DC.

Maybe they are related to the balloon people.

45 posted on 11/26/2009 6:55:10 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: jimbo123

Youtube video of their marriage in a very old DC Catholic Church. I don’t know the year, but he was not as grey; her nose was larger. She was still a camera hog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NDQmorXCrY


46 posted on 11/26/2009 9:58:45 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: StandUpChuck
I am assuming they ate with sporks because there are never any knives present at a dinner party , now are there?

And with the guest list being well-known celebs or other prominent people, they would just wand them and not subject them to a full body cavity search looking for chemical or biological agents. Hell, a Jihadi these days could BE the biological agent carrier.

Since these two were prominent DC socialites, I'm guessing they've met Obama before, and the agent recognized them.

47 posted on 11/26/2009 11:16:43 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Fraudulent couple at State Dinner..They are talking about Obambi and Michelle, right?


48 posted on 11/26/2009 11:17:39 AM PST by heiss
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To: Red in Blue PA

How ‘bout them open borders?!


49 posted on 11/26/2009 11:20:21 AM PST by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: jimbo123

The party crasher is on the right.....who is the one on the left?


50 posted on 11/26/2009 3:33:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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