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White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers
Fox News ^ | December 5, 2009

Posted on 12/05/2009 8:34:49 AM PST by Jet Jaguar

Desiree Rogers is under scrutiny for her office's role in the infamous security breakdown at the state dinner. A woman with a reputation as a consummate perfectionist is being criticized for dropping the ball — and, by some, for putting her own aggrandizement over her job.

The White House social secretary under fire for her office's role in the security breakdown that let an invited couple into a state dinner once joked that she regularly allowed party crashers at White House events.

Desiree Rogers made the claim in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition's annual meeting in June -- months before two reality-TV wannabes crashed Obama's party last week for the Indian prime minister.

"Lots of people just come anyways," she said, joking that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate people who just show up. "They won't take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, 'All right, come on in. It's no use kicking you out.'"

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; desireerogers; gatecrashers; partygirl; pieceofwork; queenoftheball; salahi; salahis; secretservice; securitybreach; usss
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1 posted on 12/05/2009 8:34:50 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Birds of a feather...


2 posted on 12/05/2009 8:36:10 AM PST by MajorThomas (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Very classy to joke about the security of the President. I don’t agree with him, but I wish him no harm. I can’t say the same about this gal.


3 posted on 12/05/2009 8:37:32 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

Three Secret Service officers are looking at losing their jobs because she can’t say “no”...


4 posted on 12/05/2009 8:39:54 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

5 posted on 12/05/2009 8:42:27 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: MajorThomas

Just another social climber. Too bad the Secret Service is catching all the flak.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 8:42:55 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good to see that the incompetent Bush administration has been changed to people who are really serious about national security.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 8:43:07 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This article will certainly give foreign dignitaries and leaders a light hearted chuckle, especially those who have major terrorist attacks in their home countries.
Her ex-husband’s bravos certainly impresses me.


8 posted on 12/05/2009 8:46:19 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: umgud

ROFL!

How times have changed! BJ Clinton would have said “And, Willie extends his warmest regards too!”.


9 posted on 12/05/2009 8:47:58 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Th security breach is just inexcusable. These people got close enough to the President that they shook hands with him.

Yes, they were wanded and passed though metal detectors. Metal detectors won't stop somebody from getting through with a tiny glass needle full of some potent toxin or biological agent and sticking the President with it. A special protocol MUST be observed regarding people coming withing physical-contact distance of the President.

10 posted on 12/05/2009 8:50:40 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: umgud

LOL, GOOD ONE!!


11 posted on 12/05/2009 8:50:55 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Jet Jaguar
Liberals can do nothing right..
They will also screw up this take over of federal government too..

Theres hope in that the liberals ALWAYS screw up whatever they are doing.. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder..

12 posted on 12/05/2009 8:51:22 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Has the Class 1 ego been fired yet? egObama Administration.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 8:52:31 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: PapaBear3625

But the suicide assassins are all Obama’s friends. A kind of built-in security. His opponents are not insane.


14 posted on 12/05/2009 8:58:47 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Jet Jaguar

......”let an invited couple into a state dinner.”

I guess FOX meant UNinvited!


15 posted on 12/05/2009 9:01:09 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: Jet Jaguar

AF1 Flyovers of NYC, White House Party Crashers, Appointing tax cheats, dropping charges on violent vote intimidators, ACORN allegience, Bowing to all enemies both foreign and domestic.

and we haven’t even closed out year one yet....

but Bush and the Republicans were the incompetent ones? What a joke.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 9:01:20 AM PST by Typical_Whitey (Eric Holder and Obama are making a mockery of our justice system.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Lots of people just come anyways," she said, joking that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate people who just show up. "They won't take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, 'All right, come on in. It's no use kicking you out.'"

WOW!!! Next time I just want to go to an airport gate without a boarding pass I wonder if the security people will let me in if I just don't take no for an answer. I hate to say it but this administration reminds me of the family on "Good Times" moving into the White House.

17 posted on 12/05/2009 9:06:02 AM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Health care OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This is exactly why this lady should not be employed in this position. This is not a matter of snobs being put out by socializing with the wrong ‘kind’, but a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY! This woman and in her inability to grasp the seriousness of her job put not only our President AND Vice President in danger, but put TWO COUNTRIES in jeapardy by potential war if the PM of India were to have been killed.

The flip attitude not only angers me, but it should anger everyone. This is just one more example that the Obamas are PLAYING being President.


18 posted on 12/05/2009 9:06:53 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: YankeeReb

Actually, the family on “Good Times” was a decent, hard-working family with a strong sense of right and wrong. Even Jimmie Walker, for all of his antics, was deep down a very sweet and loving young man.


19 posted on 12/05/2009 9:09:03 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: rockrr

Three Secret Service officers are looking at losing their jobs because she can’t say “no”...

They are mere peasants. Throw them under the bus, then let’s eat cake!


20 posted on 12/05/2009 9:12:45 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: YankeeReb

I wonder if she would think the same way if the unthinkable did or does occur?

Personally, she is an idiot for even thinking such and an even more IDIOT for voicing such to the extent that it is recorded and printed in a newspaper. She should be outright fired but before leaving the the White House compound, she should be made to publically apologize to each and every Secret Service person working the White House. She blundered, and despite what the Secret Service head man is saying, she is owns chief responsiblity, hence why the lametard Barry admninistration is protecting her dumbarse with “executive privilege,” typically reserved for someone with 10x the stature of her position.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 9:13:19 AM PST by cranked
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

“BJ Clinton would have said “And, Willie extends his warmest regards too!”.

BWAAAAA! I ain’ta gonna say nothin’!

BTW, Mad Tom,, I am also known as “Eric, The Enforcer.” ARRRR!


22 posted on 12/05/2009 9:24:00 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

These whack-job, self-important leftists didn’t “crash” anything. They were allowed in by someone who gave orders to Secret Service people. Now it’s CYA time and the SS is being blamed.


23 posted on 12/05/2009 9:25:13 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Jet Jaguar

C’mon! I don’t see what all the fuss is about. The gate-crashers were clean, articulate. I’m really impressed by those three.


24 posted on 12/05/2009 9:42:01 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Jet Jaguar

I think conservatives everywhere should be taking the lead on this, demanding that security procedures be tightened and followed and that anyone that had a hand in this should be fired. The safety of the President and his family comes first and we should be demanding it.

After all, it would be blamed on conservatives if something happened to him. Regardless that 99.9 of conservatives believe in the rule of law and have never used violence to further their agenda. It would probably be a muslim extremist or a leftist who believes that ends justify the means.


25 posted on 12/05/2009 9:44:35 AM PST by ODDITHER (HAT)
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To: ODDITHER

Does this mean Miss Nancy no longer needs a special plane because she’s 3rd in line? I mean if anyone can crash the WH and the President, VP, Speaker, Secretary of State, SECRETary of Treasury are ALL there...

Seems to me Miss Nancy no longer needs that special plane and we could save a few bucks there. Just sayin’....


26 posted on 12/05/2009 10:13:37 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Oldpuppymax

“These whack-job, self-important leftists didn’t “crash” anything. They were allowed in by someone who gave orders to Secret Service people. Now it’s CYA time and the SS is being blamed.”

Bingo! This is reminiscent of how Lewinsky was “handled” in some of her WH comings and goings. It’s clear from this news account there was an on-going “pattern and practice” else all the previous crashers being joked about could never have gotten in. While their getting fired over this was unfortunate, the SS staff who opted to let these latest crashers in actually took the least risky course of action: taking a CHANCE on getting fired vs. getting fired for certain.


27 posted on 12/05/2009 10:16:45 AM PST by DrC
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To: DrC

Ah yes, just ask Mr Walpin what happens when one doesn’t kow tow to the Obama friends.


28 posted on 12/05/2009 10:19:14 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Lots of people just come anyways,"
29 posted on 12/05/2009 10:20:34 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Jet Jaguar

30 posted on 12/05/2009 10:28:55 AM PST by kcvl
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To: WestwardHo
Her ex-husband’s bravos certainly impresses me.

I'd naively speculate those "bravos" may be "self-serving"
for the ex.

He wants to stay on Desiree's good side so that:
1. He can attend White House functions
2. She's employed and maybe that makes her go easy on any requests
or upgrades in alimony.

It would be interesting to find out if her wardrobe is as pricey
as the one McCain's staff pushed onto Palin during her VP campaign...
31 posted on 12/05/2009 11:12:28 AM PST by VOA (I)
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To: kcvl

Background on the lovely Desiree

http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Desiree_Rogers#Why_She_Matters#Why_She_Matters

The Issues
Rogers is a successful businesswoman, who jumpstarted the Illinois lottery by running it like a business.

During her tenure as president of Peoples Gas, the company was accused of conspiring with Enron Corp. to overcharge customers. Peoples agreed to a $100-million refund for customers without admitting any wrongdoing. Rogers also dealt with federal and state investigations into Peoples’ testing procedures for pipe corrosion.(9) Despite those challenges, she was able to secure a $71 million rate hike for the gas company and included a provision that guaranteed the company received the increase even if gas usage fell short of projections.(4)

Rogers served on a variety of boards and as part of several community groups in Chicago. She was vice-chair of the Lincoln Park Zoo and was on the board of the Museum of Science and Industry.(10) She also served on the board of Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Polk Bros. Foundation, as well as the corporate boards of Equity Residential and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.(11)


32 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:34 AM PST by azkathy (OBAMA IS WEARING OUT MY CAPS LOCK!!!)
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To: VOA

My comment about her ex-husband was sarcasm.
If the Obama White House is knowingly this lax about security, than the safety of the President is irrelavant.
To be this lax with foreign dignitaries present, raises this to an international level. Once again, the rest of the world is watching, and they are not amused.


33 posted on 12/05/2009 11:19:53 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: kcvl

Michelle’s been reach’en for clothes from the wrong closet.
No wonder nothing fits.


34 posted on 12/05/2009 11:25:03 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: azkathy

And let’s not forget who Desiree’s Ex-husband is.
The following from Who Runs Gov.

John W. Rogers Jr. Why He Matters
Current Position: Chairman, CEO and Founder of Ariel Investments (since 1983)

Why He Matters
A long-time fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Rogers was one of the top presidential campaign bundlers, raising more than $500,000. He’s also a friend. In the early 1990s, Rogers got to know Obama well, working on a voter registration drive in the African-American wards of Chicago. In time, the relationship deepened because Obama married the “little sister” of Rogers’ buddy Craig Robinson, a Princeton basketball teammate.

Rogers still remembers the speech that launched Obama’s first race for the Illinois Senate, when he was wowed by his friend’s “unbelievable” ability to communicate. It was “inspiring.”

From that day forward, Rogers raised funds for all Obama campaigns, including his races for Illinois Senate, Congress and U.S. Senate.WhoRunsGov.com interview with John W. Rogers Jr.(1)WhoRunsGov.com interview with John W. Rogers Jr.

Raising money for the presidential campaign required extensive contacts, but little persuasion. “People were so excited to help in any way they could. I’ve never seen anything like it.”…They’d ask ‘what’s the maximum I can give?’ You never get that.”

Despite his famous friends, Rogers is described as down-to-earth by his best friend, Education Secretary Arne Duncan. A frequent McDonald’s patron, Rogers “treats the homeless guys exactly how he treats Barack. I think that’s so rare,” said Duncan in an interview.WhoRunsGov.com interview with Arne Duncan(2)WhoRunsGov.com interview with Arne Duncan

Unlike Duncan, Rogers is staying in Chicago during Obama’s White House run, but expects to continue as an informal adviser on the issues dear to him: business, education, and diversity.

Rogers helped raise money and plan for the inauguration. His priority was to make events open, like never before, to people from all walks of life. He worked especially hard to make sure older, pioneering civil rights activists attended, despite the shortage of tickets.


35 posted on 12/05/2009 11:26:37 AM PST by azkathy (OBAMA IS WEARING OUT MY CAPS LOCK!!!)
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To: azkathy

Let’s see, where was this speech given? Hmmm trying to remember. Does anyone else remember if this was the speech that was given in a domestic terrorists home?

“Rogers still remembers the speech that launched Obama’s first race for the Illinois Senate, when he was wowed by his friend’s “unbelievable” ability to communicate. It was “inspiring.”


36 posted on 12/05/2009 11:33:50 AM PST by azkathy (OBAMA IS WEARING OUT MY CAPS LOCK!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
The White House social secretary under fire for her office's role in the security breakdown that let an invited couple into a state dinner once joked that she regularly allowed party crashers at White House events.
Freudian slip or an in-the-know reporter?
37 posted on 12/05/2009 11:43:58 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Lady Jag

Send to your lists. This woman BRAGS about letting in crashers and the Secret Service takes the fall? I want this woman gone in time for the Monday news shows, with a full public apology by Obama to the sacrifical Secret Service agents. Has 0bama allowed FBI or Secret Service security checks of his czars and their guests and his every day spurious visitors?


38 posted on 12/05/2009 1:38:46 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Jet Jaguar

And Mary Mitchell, in the Chicago Sun Times, has a little ‘background’ to add as well:

http:www.suntimes.com%2Fnews%2Fmitchell%2F1922676%2CCST-NWS-mitch06.article%3FplckCurrentPage%3D1%26sid%3Dsitelife.suntimes.com


39 posted on 12/05/2009 1:43:48 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (She's not quitting...she's reloading.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I thought the McCrashers were going to "tell all" this past week, but the silence has been deafening.

Either they never got an invitation at all as they have implied to the contrary, or they have been threatened by Obama's thugees to remain silent.......or, they are holding out for a huge chunk of change to sell their story.

What do freepers think?

Leni

40 posted on 12/05/2009 1:59:36 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Jet Jaguar

They must know a lot of Brassy, Unclassy people. I have NEVER heard of a party crasher since my early 20’s!!


41 posted on 12/05/2009 2:05:17 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

The nexxus is bewtween NBC, BRAVO and the WHITE HOUSE!!


42 posted on 12/05/2009 2:06:48 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Lots of people just come anyways," she said, joking that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate people who just show up. "They won't take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, 'All right, come on in. It's no use kicking you out.'"

I am ...speechless. Then I remembered how they lied to us about there were 400% more threats to obama than any other President. Now I am just PI$$ED!!!!

43 posted on 12/05/2009 2:06:50 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: MinuteGal

This was a SET UP between NBC, BRAVO and the WHITE HOUSE IDIOTS!!!


44 posted on 12/05/2009 2:08:01 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Irish Eyes

I think that all those who provide secuity for this WH should just quit.


45 posted on 12/05/2009 2:09:07 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

I hear you.


46 posted on 12/05/2009 2:33:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; The Spirit Of Allegiance; JLO; ...

“The chef was whisked in from one of New York’s top restaurants”

Who KNEW the White House chef was so......INEXPERIENCED and INADEQUATE????????

Geez, we’re eatin’ hambergers and beans and they’re flying in chefs from NYC??????


47 posted on 12/05/2009 2:51:56 PM PST by bitt (You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak (Abraham Lincoln))
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To: DrC

Bingo-
It is kind of like having two sets of books. There is the guest list that they release to the public and the other guest list that includes their terrorist loving communist friends that attended. They just forgot to tell the secret service about the other list - you know the one she makes sure to have extra tables for.


48 posted on 12/05/2009 3:05:53 PM PST by ODDITHER (HAT)
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To: bitt

No....just one more opportunity for this spend-thrift to use
OUR money wastefully! Disgusting!

Can you imagine how it made the very talented white house chef feel?


49 posted on 12/05/2009 3:06:14 PM PST by LUV W (Obama, the job-killer, has presided over the loss of 4.6 million jobs...and counting! RL)
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To: ntnychik

[This woman BRAGS about letting in crashers and the Secret Service takes the fall?]

Would be amazing in a normal administration, nothing is surprising anymore. Hope it gets aired on the talk shows.


50 posted on 12/05/2009 3:21:55 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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