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White House State Dinner Party Crashers
ABC.news.com ^ | November 25, 2009

Posted on 11/25/2009 8:06:39 PM PST by khnyny

It’s 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 Lady’s 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 Salahi’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhostatedinner; bloggersandpersonal; crashers; diplomaticincident; india; michaelesalahi; salahi; securitybreach; singh; statedinner; statedinnerczars; tareqsalahi; usss; whitehouse
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1 posted on 11/25/2009 8:06:41 PM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Wonderful, just wonderful.


2 posted on 11/25/2009 8:10:13 PM PST by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: khnyny

Oh gee Thanks a lot homeland security


3 posted on 11/25/2009 8:12:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: khnyny
two Washington area socialites and reality TV wannabes

Where are Balloon Boy's parents?

4 posted on 11/25/2009 8:12:27 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: khnyny

Political correctness allowed this to happen. The USSS wouldn’t push it on the Muzzie for fear of being branded as racists.


5 posted on 11/25/2009 8:14:01 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: khnyny

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2806769&id=101907941877&fbid=183864381877#/pages/Michaele-Salahi/101907941877

Facebook page


6 posted on 11/25/2009 8:18:16 PM PST by Jen ("Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve standing army, enslaved press & disarmed populace.")
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To: buccaneer81

huh? What “muzzie”?


7 posted on 11/25/2009 8:19:23 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

You think Tareq Salahi is Amish?


8 posted on 11/25/2009 8:20:47 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

In what is the height of irony, the more you look like Islamic terrorists the less likely you are to be challenged at the White House.


9 posted on 11/25/2009 8:21:09 PM PST by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: luvbach1
In what is the height of irony, the more you look like Islamic terrorists the less likely you are to be challenged at the White House.

Major Hasan probably could have led the color guard.

10 posted on 11/25/2009 8:22:48 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

There’s no indication that anyone even checked his name. How could PC have played a role here if it’s unlikely anyone even knew he’s (possibly) Muslim?


11 posted on 11/25/2009 8:22:58 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: buccaneer81
Actually, it looks like they're Catholic....
12 posted on 11/25/2009 8:25:46 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: khnyny

Well hopefully this shook them all up enough that the next time security will be a bit tighter. With American’s so angry over being unemployed I’d hate to think that someone unbalanced enough would try to harm them if given the opportunity. I do not want to live though another 40 years of a martyred President like we still have to with JFK!


13 posted on 11/25/2009 8:25:50 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: khnyny

Several someones on the Secret Service have some serious ‘splainin’ to do about this one....

Heads are gonna roll...


14 posted on 11/25/2009 8:27:07 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
There’s no indication that anyone even checked his name. How could PC have played a role here if it’s unlikely anyone even knew he’s (possibly) Muslim?

Doe you honestly believe nobody asked for a name? And check out his photo from last night. He looked the part.

15 posted on 11/25/2009 8:28:17 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
So, she may be Catholic and he agrees to be married in the Catholic Church.

BTW, Obama claims to be a Christian. He and Reverend Wright say so.

16 posted on 11/25/2009 8:30:38 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: khnyny

These days, who cares? I think that today, right now, anyone and everyone should have absolutely free access to the President. / s


17 posted on 11/25/2009 8:31:42 PM PST by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: Clint Williams

He did say his administration would be the most transparent ever...


18 posted on 11/25/2009 8:33:00 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
Looks the part?

1) If you can look at this picture, and immediately think, "he's a Muslim," then... well, I don't know what you're looking at...

2) If he's such a devout Muslim, how do you explain the Catholic wedding?

19 posted on 11/25/2009 8:34:05 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
2) If he's such a devout Muslim, how do you explain the Catholic wedding?

If Obama's such a devout Christian, how do you explain his utterances over the past several years, more specifically since he took office?

BTW, as a Catholic, I've known many non-Catholics who have married in the Church because it was the wish, and duty, of the Catholic party.

20 posted on 11/25/2009 8:37:49 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: khnyny

Has Obama hired NOI to run security?


21 posted on 11/25/2009 8:39:33 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: Jen

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


22 posted on 11/25/2009 8:39:48 PM PST by PghBaldy (James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed Martin Luther King Jr.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
This picture,

and his name is enough for me. Sorry, but I'm sick of the PC.

23 posted on 11/25/2009 8:40:41 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ricks_place
Has Obama hired NOI to run security?

Were they wearing bow ties?

24 posted on 11/25/2009 8:43:56 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ricks_place
Has Obama hired NOI to run security?

This may serve as pretext for doing so.

25 posted on 11/25/2009 8:46:03 PM PST by fso301
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To: PghBaldy
Way to go Joey Biden!

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26 posted on 11/25/2009 8:57:18 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom
And way to go Katie. She is so ... well, perky.

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27 posted on 11/25/2009 9:11:43 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Joey Biden FTW!!


28 posted on 11/25/2009 9:19:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: khnyny

Rove, you magnificent bastard!


29 posted on 11/25/2009 9:20:08 PM PST by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
They even attended a polo match with Prince Charles:

 

30 posted on 11/25/2009 9:22:43 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Jen
Oh, there is a very funny photo (caption, actually) of Rahm Emanuel, Michaele and Tareq.

Michaele can't spell, for sure. Calls the guy "Ron" Emanuel.

Ditzy blonde?

31 posted on 11/25/2009 9:32:43 PM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: khnyny

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.


32 posted on 11/25/2009 9:59:19 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

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.


33 posted on 11/25/2009 10:00:48 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: khnyny

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.


34 posted on 11/25/2009 10:02:43 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: khnyny

Such BS.

No one can just “crash” a party the Obamas set up.

There is something they’re not telling us.


35 posted on 11/25/2009 10:04:46 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

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.


36 posted on 11/25/2009 10:10:25 PM PST by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
Seeing as they screwed up on the shameful bowing before the Emperor in Japan, and now in going over the official White House list, that a White House Official told journalist Jim Fallows on the Atlantic just several days ago that Obama was in a "funny" jacket when at the APEC group photo in Singapore (hint, nothing funny at all about it to Singaporeans as it was their national dress for men), and now I spot a misspelling of the last name of one of the guests for the State Dinner, etc. etc., these amateurish idiots cannot do ANYTHING right when it comes to anything at the intersection of Quality Control and Diplomacy. What makes you think they were "in on it"? I think it is blatant imcompetence, probably peppered with political correctness.

Now think of all the other goofballs that are going to try this to see if they can get away with it.

37 posted on 11/25/2009 10:33:31 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Karma Police

But their names were not on the list.


38 posted on 11/25/2009 10:34:11 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: vox_freedom

In a way, mortifying. In a way, hilarious.


39 posted on 11/25/2009 10:37:48 PM PST by john in springfield (One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe such things.No ordinary man could be such a fool.)
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To: Yaelle

Whoa! Cool, but all the same ...whoa!


40 posted on 11/25/2009 11:11:25 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Tzimisce

I think they are going to be on a reality show Wives of DC or some such show like the ones from New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, etc. Means it was a set up by the network. They had to be on the list and approved by the Secret Service before they even got out of their cars or on to the grounds even if they came in with some network honco.


41 posted on 11/25/2009 11:22:18 PM PST by airedale
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To: buccaneer81
Now if Tareq was actually a man on a mission that night, the White House host, who likes to play with fire, would learn that he can also be burned..and that terrorists don't discriminate or play favorites with fellow muzzies, when THEY are the “enemy.”
42 posted on 11/26/2009 12:07:54 AM PST by itssme
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To: AmericanInTokyo

...um, because the Obamas keep the media on a really tight leash? Nothing gets out of this White House unless Obama wants it too - be it because of media love or media fear.

Besides - these guys are ARROGANT. Sure - they love playing “funny” jokes on people in other nations. But here at a party they set up? Doubtful.


43 posted on 11/26/2009 12:18:03 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: airedale

That sounds very plausible.


44 posted on 11/26/2009 12:20:49 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: airedale

Well it will be interesting. Salahi in those photos has on his left lapel (below) the crossed flags of the United States and India, but then above it is some other kind of pin. If that was a security access pin on him just for that event, then that would tell a very interesting story. Something stinks here, either way you look at it. The Japanese press infers that the Secret Service were being set up to take the blame over it.


45 posted on 11/26/2009 12:33:35 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You are right, it gives Zero a chance for his ‘private army’ that he wants to be funded as well as the military. You are a genius.


46 posted on 11/26/2009 1:14:01 AM PST by lilycicero (Sistah Christian was not Zero's makeout song.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You are right, it gives Zero a chance for his ‘private army’ that he wants to be funded as well as the military. You are a genius.


47 posted on 11/26/2009 1:14:51 AM PST by lilycicero (Sistah Christian was not Zero's makeout song.)
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To: luvbach1
In what is the height of irony, the more you look like Islamic terrorists the less likely you are to be challenged at the White House.

There's about 10 minutes of Saturday Night Live right there. Just have a succession of folks more obviously terrorist than the last, and the security gets laxer and laxer as they shuffle through. Show them beating up an elderly white woman in a wheelchair at the head of the line, first thing. The have Osama bin Laden and a donkey with a ton of explosives strapped to it just waltz through, yucking it up with the guards at the end of the skit.

"Whatcha got there, chief?" says a uniformed guard.

"Main course!" roars Osama as he passes through.

"Say howdy-do to the President! Ah-ha-ha!"

48 posted on 11/26/2009 1:55:12 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: vox_freedom

Looks like a Middle Eastern pattern on the Gummy Bore’s shroud, or whatever the hell that is......if she had to wear a hijab, maybe there’s an upside to all this

/s


49 posted on 11/26/2009 2:00:21 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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.

And two days before the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks!

50 posted on 11/26/2009 2:00:48 AM PST by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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