Skip to comments.White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers
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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Birds of a feather...
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.
Three Secret Service officers are looking at losing their jobs because she can’t say “no”...
Just another social climber. Too bad the Secret Service is catching all the flak.
Good to see that the incompetent Bush administration has been changed to people who are really serious about national security.
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.
How times have changed! BJ Clinton would have said “And, Willie extends his warmest regards too!”.
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.
LOL, GOOD ONE!!
Theres hope in that the liberals ALWAYS screw up whatever they are doing.. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder..
Has the Class 1 ego been fired yet? egObama Administration.
But the suicide assassins are all Obama’s friends. A kind of built-in security. His opponents are not insane.
......”let an invited couple into a state dinner.”
I guess FOX meant UNinvited!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Secret Service officers are looking at losing their jobs because she cant say no...
They are mere peasants. Throw them under the bus, then let’s eat cake!
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.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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’....
“These whack-job, self-important leftists didnt crash anything. They were allowed in by someone who gave orders to Secret Service people. Now its 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.
Ah yes, just ask Mr Walpin what happens when one doesn’t kow tow to the Obama friends.
Background on the lovely Desiree
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)
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.
Michelle’s been reach’en for clothes from the wrong closet.
No wonder nothing fits.
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. Hes 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 Obamas first race for the Illinois Senate, when he was wowed by his friends 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. Ive never seen anything like it. Theyd ask ‘whats 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 McDonalds patron, Rogers treats the homeless guys exactly how he treats Barack. I think thats 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 Obamas 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.
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 Obamas first race for the Illinois Senate, when he was wowed by his friends unbelievable ability to communicate. It was inspiring.
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?
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?
And Mary Mitchell, in the Chicago Sun Times, has a little ‘background’ to add as well:
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?
They must know a lot of Brassy, Unclassy people. I have NEVER heard of a party crasher since my early 20’s!!
The nexxus is bewtween NBC, BRAVO and the WHITE HOUSE!!
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!!!!
This was a SET UP between NBC, BRAVO and the WHITE HOUSE IDIOTS!!!
I think that all those who provide secuity for this WH should just quit.
I hear you.
“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??????
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.
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?
[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.