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NYT: White House Social Secretary Resigns (Desiree Rogers)
New York Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jodi Kantor

Posted on 02/26/2010 2:56:53 PM PST by hennie pennie

Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary, is resigning her position just a few months after she was roundly criticized for a security lapse that led to uninvited guests crashing the president's first state dinner.

"It's been a tremendous experience and honor to serve this president and first lady in what is really a historic presidency for all Americans but particularly for African-Americans," she said in a brief telephone interview. "That is part of the reason I came out to do the job."

Ms. Rogers was a newcomer to politics as well as to Washington, and in her first year on the job, she became known for bringing an updated, stylish sensibility to White House events, and for bringing outsiders - schoolchildren, in particular - to what she and First Lady Michelle Obama called "the people's house."

But she also came under fire after uninvited guests made their way into the first Obama state dinner, and the White House upgraded its procedures afterward. At Congressional.....

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cokehead; desireerogers; desireeunderthebus; doorhitsarse; goodriddance; kenyanvillageidiot; marielaveau; quitter; socialsecretary

1 posted on 02/26/2010 2:56:54 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: kristinn; RummyChick; muawiyah; onyx; CondoleezzaProtege
The ggggg-granddaughter of New Orleans voodoo queen extraordinare, Marie Laveau, has tendered her resignation.

Surely now Desiree Rogers will be forever depicted as a quitter.

2 posted on 02/26/2010 3:00:35 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

I don’t understand - she was well connected with the Obamas. The State dinner non-invited guest hullabaloo has blown over and she must have loved her work in that she seated herself at the state dinner. So why leave your dream job especially when your boss doesn’t assert his performance goals on you?


3 posted on 02/26/2010 3:06:43 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: hennie pennie

The bigger part of this story is that it was established some time ago that the so-called crashers know the Obamas well and have attended many formal events with them before. There’s something else afoot here.


4 posted on 02/26/2010 3:09:29 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: hennie pennie
Story from the NYT

Hmmm...

Ms. Rogers was a newcomer to politics as well as to Washington, and in her first year on the job, she became known for bringing an updated, stylish sensibility to White House events, and for bringing outsiders - schoolchildren, in particular - to what she and First Lady Michelle Obama called "the people's house."

Yep...from the NYT...no question.

Gaakk! I'm weary of these people.

FMCDH(BITS)

5 posted on 02/26/2010 3:10:37 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: hennie pennie
known for bringing an updated, stylish sensibility to White House events

Hip-hop?

6 posted on 02/26/2010 3:14:27 PM PST by razorback-bert ( if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid)
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To: hennie pennie

Hopefully this is the start of a complete firing of all the Obamaites.... Then they will start talking about how arrogant and narcissistic Obama is the media will not be able to keep quite on the LITTLE DICTATOR in the White House much longer.

American’s already afraid of Obama and his Socialist takeovers.


7 posted on 02/26/2010 3:40:26 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (Americans understand Oppressive Big Government is modern day Slavery.)
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To: hennie pennie

Desiree Rogers has been thrown under the Garbage Truck to protect the Obama Hussein’s Long time relationship with the Party Crashers! Lets NOT FORGET the Air Force ONE Debacle over Manhattan! That was no photo shoot for a publicity shot for AF-One! They had TWENTY THREE Cabin Stewards On Board! That plane was full of Donors, Friends, Chicago Thugs, etc. and George Lucas was most probably filming it on the numerous low terrifying passes in IMAX for the Seventyfifth Anniversary Documentary he was making of the Tusheegee Airmen with that Alabama National Guard F-15 with the Tusheegee RED TAIL captured in t”THE NEW YORK POST’s” Cover Picture. The WHITE HOUSE disappeared that Fighter on their released pictures, almost like they Disappeared ALL OF OBOZO’S BIRTH, MEDICAL, SCHOLASTIC, PASSPORT, LAW LICENSE, Law Clients, and anything else about the PHANTOM IN CHIEF!!


8 posted on 02/26/2010 3:41:19 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: hennie pennie

Yes, she is a knucklehead, as are most of Obama’s people...but I can only be so angry because she has such a strong family resemblance to some of my mother’s side of the family. And they are the Cowsons out of Louisiana.


9 posted on 02/26/2010 3:42:31 PM PST by brwnsuga (Not Black BUT Conservative, Black AND Conservative!!!)
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To: hennie pennie
Ms. Rogers was a newcomer to politics as well as to Washington, and in her first year on the job, she became known for bringing an updated, stylish sensibility to White House events,

So the security breach was stylishly sensible ? As opposed to the old, outdated, unstylish state dinners where security was practiced ?

10 posted on 02/26/2010 3:43:28 PM PST by Red Boots
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To: hennie pennie
Is the voodoo queen all partied out or something?

What gives?

She's as trashy as the rest of the Obama tribe.

11 posted on 02/26/2010 3:43:58 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hennie pennie

it took this long to fire her ... excuse me .. for her to resign?


12 posted on 02/26/2010 3:44:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: hennie pennie

I was always confused as to her/his gender, anybody know for sure?


13 posted on 02/26/2010 3:51:33 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: hennie pennie

Ole barry must have been eyeballin the little hussy and chewbacca got wind of it! Bye bye social sexretary! LOL


14 posted on 02/26/2010 3:52:41 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
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To: hennie pennie
Yeah we Have Ernst Röhm Emanuel

Ballerina, Pantywaist, White House Chief of Staff....the same Ernst Röhm Emanuel who likes to call people F****** Retards but is part of the PC Police when other people use such terms......and zer0bama is getting rid of THIS CHICK????


15 posted on 02/26/2010 3:59:06 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: hennie pennie
My guess is she is just another, assumed to be intelligent, functioning clueless idiot member of the Ozero team that was exposed as a result of the publicity and investigation. I am sure this administration has many more such individuals waiting for their 15 minutes...
16 posted on 02/26/2010 4:09:36 PM PST by DBeers ( †)
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To: DBeers
Desiree Rogers is a Racist.

Her quote, "It's been a tremendous experience and honor to serve this president and first lady in what is really a historic presidency for all Americans but particularly for African-Americans,"

Could you imagine if a white female White House Social Secretary said, "It's been a tremendous experience and honor to serve this president and first lady in what is really a historic presidency for all Americans but particularly for WHITE-Americans,"

You would never hear the end of it. But, Racism is okay when it comes out of the Obama WH admin.
17 posted on 02/26/2010 4:21:22 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: hennie pennie
Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary, is resigning her position just a few months after she was roundly criticized for a security lapse that led to uninvited guests crashing the president's first state dinner.

Ms Rogers was not qualified to do the work of White House social secretary as Obama is not qualified to perform the duties of the president.

She is doing the honorable thing and resigning. Obama should resign as well, except he has no honor, shame or integrity.

18 posted on 02/26/2010 4:33:18 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: brwnsuga

So give her a call and tell her you want to catch up on old times :-)


19 posted on 02/26/2010 4:36:26 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: WaterBoard

She was the one who arrogantly claimed the “Obama Brand” was the best in the world - maybe she decided not so much. She has money, so maybe she thought the fishbowl prestige was not worth it. (”Waah, waah, I want to go to the party, why should I have to stand here and check this stupid list?? Mommy? Daddy? Can anybody fix this for me right now??”)


20 posted on 02/26/2010 4:46:31 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: hennie pennie

Well now Me-shell will have to replace her with a couple dozen more palace attendants...

Here is the latest list of employed for Me-Shell

First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants

1.. $172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary) —GONE
4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7. $84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Dir ector of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to The First Lady)
16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special=2 0Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to The First Lady)
17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18. $43,000 - Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

22. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)


21 posted on 02/26/2010 5:31:12 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: hennie pennie

the unctuous robert gibbs managed to blame george bush, even for this.

Gibbs : “The doors of [the white house] were open to folks that had not necessarily always gotten to be here.”

what a sanctimonious fat a$$. what a whopping piece of sh*t. yes, george bush refused blacks, latinos, and asians entrance to the white house. idiots. these freaking obama people are awfully proud of themselves for sh*t they didn’t even accomplish.

I understand that politics is what it is, but this actually makes me angry.


22 posted on 02/26/2010 5:35:23 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“The doors of [the white house] were open to folks that had not necessarily always gotten to be here.”

Scum Progressives, domestic terrorists, thugs etc...

He is so sanctimonious...ok...he’s an ASSHAT.


23 posted on 02/26/2010 6:08:10 PM PST by homegroan (*Vote Squirrel 2012*!....ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: rabidralph

No thanks. Hope that sista’ can find a new gig, times are tough.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 6:21:03 PM PST by brwnsuga (Not Black BUT Conservative, Black AND Conservative!!!)
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To: hennie pennie
"Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary, is resigning her position..."

Just like Ron Jones the Green Czar resigned his job at midnight on a Sunday. He didn't go anywhere, he is just under the radar now. So it will be with Desiree Rogers.

25 posted on 02/26/2010 6:24:44 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: JohnBrowdie

What Gibbs meant was that very few trashy people ever got in the WH until the Trash n’ Chief opened the doors to the Chicago mafia and their communist friends.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 6:27:52 PM PST by dforest
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To: brwnsuga

I hear ya!


27 posted on 02/26/2010 6:46:54 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: brwnsuga
" No thanks. Hope that sista’ can find a new gig, times are tough."

Hope she and all of the rest the thugs currently in the WH find their new gig here.

28 posted on 02/26/2010 6:50:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

“Ole barry must have been eyeballin the little hussy and chewbacca got wind of it! Bye bye social sexretary! LOL”

Sasquatch smack down!


29 posted on 02/26/2010 6:57:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: brwnsuga
Ha... ; ~ ) Knucklehead! My Grandfather use to call us (any of us between the ages of 6 and 21) Poopheads...affectionately.

It does seem rather odd - why resign now? Resignations generally happen closer to the incident. The news cycle moves so fast that most people have forgotten the party crashers. More to this story methinks.

30 posted on 02/26/2010 7:07:17 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: hennie pennie

Only in this incompetent administration would I even have heard of the “Social Secretary”, let alone her/him needing to resign.


31 posted on 02/26/2010 8:11:26 PM PST by Carling (My Mom said if you have nothing good to say ... um ... I think my Mom was wrong on that one.)
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To: Vaquero

Who is the drag ballet guy?


32 posted on 02/26/2010 8:34:51 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: hennie pennie

Someone had to take the fall for the mess we’re in.


33 posted on 02/26/2010 8:39:53 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca (Palin 2012)
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To: bboop

Rahmbo ‘dead fish’ Emmanuel...the Chief of Staff to ZerO!


34 posted on 02/26/2010 8:58:46 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Spunky

‘Van’ Jones :)


35 posted on 02/26/2010 8:59:48 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: tina07
"‘Van’ Jones :)

Thanks! When I wrote it I kind of figured it wasn't quite right. Names excape me anymore.

36 posted on 02/26/2010 9:11:38 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: razorback-bert
“known for bringing an updated stylish sensibility to White House events”

Stylish? She and Michelle pull their clothes out of the same rag bag...how's that for stylin’!

37 posted on 02/26/2010 10:06:49 PM PST by itssme (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: hennie pennie

Surely now Desiree Rogers will be forever depicted as a quitter.

To some she will, but she has an MBA from Harvard so I don’t believe she will have trouble finding another job. She was already established in event coordination prior to going to the White House. I believe that she will be fine. I am sure her ego took a hit though.


38 posted on 02/26/2010 10:43:27 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: bboop
Who is the drag ballet guy?

Rahm Emanuel

39 posted on 02/27/2010 6:16:31 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: hennie pennie; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

With her resignation, I won two bets with liberals*, that she would be fired or thrown under the 0b0z0 Bus, as the behind the door investigations went on.

She violated Secret Service protocol and probably got paid somehow for enabling the crashers to crash.

*Hopefully like other liberals, they will not pay me and will avoid bugging me in the future to avoid paying me and hearing “I told you, so!”


40 posted on 02/27/2010 8:37:09 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: hennie pennie
0b0z0 has traded his famous bus in for the world's largest garbage, er recycling truck to throw his former friends into to dispose off after they embarass him!


41 posted on 02/27/2010 8:58:41 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: ElkGroveDan
. There’s something else afoot here.

Perhaps they could not receive a Formal Invitiation because they could not pass the security screening ?

42 posted on 02/27/2010 1:21:26 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: hennie pennie

hmmm...

43 posted on 03/01/2010 10:15:49 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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