Skip to comments.White House State Dinner Party Crashers
Posted on 11/25/2009 8:06:39 PM PST by khnyny
Its one of the most secure places on earth, but two Washington area socialites and reality TV wannabes were apparently able to get behind the gates at the White House and mingle with the crowd at the State Dinner in honor of India last night.
The Washington Post has the dish on Tareq and Michaele Salahi, below:
The First Ladys office told ABC they would have no comment on the crashers and referred all inquiries to the Secret Service.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirms that the agency is looking into a report that two individuals not on the guest list were in the event.
They sure were. The Post has pictures from Michaele Salahis Facebook page that clearly show the two in pictures with attendees at the state dinner and there is video of the two on the red carpet inside the White House grounds.
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Has Obama hired NOI to run security?
Look at her chummy photo with the VP: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2806771&id=101907941877#/photo.php?pid=2806770&id=101907941877&fbid=183864396877
and his name is enough for me. Sorry, but I'm sick of the PC.
Were they wearing bow ties?
This may serve as pretext for doing so.
Joey Biden FTW!!
Rove, you magnificent bastard!
Michaele can't spell, for sure. Calls the guy "Ron" Emanuel.
India’s last few Prime Ministers have been “taken down” by some crazy people who “got into the inner perimeter”, so I would imagine they are rather sensitive about this breach when Manmohan Singh was there. I would imagine the Obama WH, being such dolts and amateurs on the international diplomacy and security scene as it is, will have either no excuse or will just laugh it off. I sense a SNL skit in the making.
Could be a Palestinian Christian. There are a few of those around. And some of them are in fact anti-Israeli. Who knows? The guy was born in the D.C. area apparantly. Not so sure about her.
When I was in college, I had a part time job in Century City, CA, and the night Ronald Reagan was elected, I walked down the steps of my building and told the first stranger I saw that night that we had a new President. He was also a young person and said, “Yeah, I’m going to go see him right now. Wanna come?”
We walked across the boulevard and went into the bowels of the Century Plaza Hotel, where, in front of the Grand Ballroom, security men were checking people’s tickets. My new companion saw that one needed tickets to go in, and got creative. We went over to the side a few feet, he took out a couple of pieces of notebook paper out of his backpack and folded them to look like tickets. He put these into his front pocket and we attempted to go in through the ballroom door, with him gesturing briefly to his “tickets” as we passed “security.”
We were very early for the election night party, so we moved to the front of the standing room only area, only a few feet from the stage, and were later able to see Ronald Reagan accept his win. We were just students carrying big, bulky backpacks filled with books, but I’d like to think they would not have let us through if we had been terrorists with bags full of explosives.
No one can just “crash” a party the Obamas set up.
There is something they’re not telling us.
For anyone to get into the White House these days, you have to be on a list. To get on the list you have to have someone who works on the inside of the White House complex clear you in with your social security number and date of birth. The secret service then runs a background check on you, puts you on the list, and you go through a heavy security process to even access the White House compound.
What obviously happened here was someone from inside the White House (friend? client? ambassador?) cleared them onto the list, and they snuck into the party probably pretending to have lost their invitations.
Now think of all the other goofballs that are going to try this to see if they can get away with it.
But their names were not on the list.
In a way, mortifying. In a way, hilarious.
Whoa! Cool, but all the same ...whoa!
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