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  • [DESIREE ROGERS] Former White House social secretary says crasher scandal 'in the past' (puke)

    08/15/2010 9:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/14/2010
    (CNN) -- Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers told CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday that she is excited about her new position as chief executive officer of a publishing company and that she has put the state dinner crasher scandal behind her. Rogers declined to comment about the Salahis, the couple whose party-crashing ways may have cost her the White House position. Nor did she want to discuss a reality show that features the Salahis and that recently showed footage of the couple with a police escort. Those images have sparked an investigation by police in Washington D.C., an...
  • The Wrath of Michelle O Strikes Again

    06/14/2012 9:07:51 AM PDT · by NCjim · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The coming weekend will be a painful one for Desiree Rogers, the beautiful former White House Social Secretary who discovered that outshining Michelle Obama is a very, very bad idea. After following the Obamas from Chicago to DC and entering the history books as the first African-American White House Social Secretary, Ms. Rogers appeared to revel in her status as Michelle's Chicago buddy, and demonstrated a fashion sense that took advantage of her naturally slender frame and role as social gatekeeper to become (however briefly) possibly the most glamorous African American woman in the country.
  • Rogers (Desiree) named CEO of Johnson Publishing, parent of Ebony magazine (Salahi-WH)

    08/10/2010 3:31:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8-10-10 | Sandra Guy
    Desiree Rogers, former White House social secretary and Illinois Lottery director, has been named chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony and JET magazines, the company announced today. Rogers, who left the White House early this year after two uninvited guests crashed a state dinner in November, had been working as a consultant to the company since June 5. Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of the company’s founder who held the CEO title, will remain as chairman. The two women are known to be good friends. “Desiree has a proven track record of successful business leadership,”...
  • Barack Obama tries to find a scapegoat for his own hubris.

    03/14/2010 3:11:32 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 27 replies · 1,562+ views
    Times Online (London) ^ | 14 March 2010 | Toby Harnden
    WHEN Desiree Rogers swept into Washington, she seemed the epitome of Obama cool. Sleek, black and stylish, she made clear that in her job as Social Secretary was not going to be a mere party planner. snip . . . Perhaps Mr Obama's biggest political flaw is that he seems to view himself as the personification of virtue and right-thinking. If Americans do not want health care reform, it's because they are too stupid to realise they have been hoodwinked by Republicans.
  • Desiree Rogers..."they never lifted a finger to help me"

    03/12/2010 1:30:22 PM PST · by ColoradoAce · 84 replies · 3,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2010 | Peter Baker
    " For Ms. Rogers, associates said the episode proved a searing experience that has soured her on Washington. She believes she was left largely undefended by the White House, by her colleagues, including Mr. Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and even her close friend, Valerie Jarrett."
  • Desiree Rogers: a year in the life of a White House Social Secretary

    02/27/2010 9:25:24 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies · 688+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | February 27th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    ....The music series brought to the White House a string of celebrities that gave Desiree Rogers the opportunity to mingle with the stars. At the same time the First Lady Michelle Obama was stuck in her vegetable garden and the WH kitchen (I mean that not literally but image wise). Desire Rogers made it on few fancy magazine covers. That made the Washington DC rumor machine to circulate the idea that the Social Secretary is overshadowing the First Lady trying to keep her in the kitchen while Rogers was star rubbing....The question was even asked at a White House briefing....
  • Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers' Resignation

    02/26/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies · 1,128+ views ^ | February 26, 2010 | Reid Pillifant
    This ought to make Republicans, particularly New York Congressman Pete King, happy. Mr. King, who's the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, has been trying for months to call Ms. Rogers before the committee, but the White House hasn't made her available, and naturally, Democrats have been reluctant to issue her a subpoena. Mr. King even sent her a letter with 15 questions. "I take this very seriously," he told Good Morning America. Why all the seriousness about a White House party? "[The Gatecrashers] could have been terrorists, they could have been psychopaths, they could have attacked the president,...
  • NYT: White House Social Secretary Resigns (Desiree Rogers)

    02/26/2010 2:56:53 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 42 replies · 1,851+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jodi Kantor
    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...
  • Michelle Obama's birthday: Party time

    01/17/2010 12:36:38 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 26 replies · 1,202+ views
    The Swamp ^ | January 16, 2010 | Mark Silva
    ... The dinner roster included : Marian Robinson, the first lady's mother, Valerie Jarrett, special adviser to the president and personal friend of the Obamas, Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, friends of the Obamas from Chicago, Eric Holder, attorney general, and his wife Sharon Malone, Marty Nesbitt, another friend from Chicago. Susan Sher, the first lady's chief of staff., Elizabeth Alexander, who recited a poem at Obama's inauguration,. Cindy Moelis, head of the White House Fellows program, and Jocelyn Frye, policy director in the first lady's office. ...
  • What is White House Covering Up in “GateCrashers” Scandal? - Special Report

    12/11/2009 2:28:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 12/08/2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The evidence clearly shows that the congressional investigation of the White House Gatecrashers is being controlled and limited. Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), now the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation, has made it clear that he wants to limit the investigation. Is he trying to protect White House officials with something to hide? Ignoring evidence of White House connections to the alleged gatecrashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Thompson will not subpoena Desirée Rogers, the White House social secretary who is a very close friend of Barack and Michelle Obama. As a result of the stonewalling and cover-up,...
  • Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad

    12/08/2009 2:00:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 810+ views
    Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad By Eric Zimmermann - 12/08/09 04:27 PM ET The White House "party crashers" will plead the fifth if they're called before the House Homeland Security Committee, First Read reports. A lawyer for the couple reportedly indicated to chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) that his clients would invoke their right against self-incrimination if asked about how they got into a state dinner without being invited. The committee will vote tomorrow on whether to subpoena the couple, who turned down a non-binding request to testify.

    12/07/2009 11:19:33 AM PST · by patriot08 · 115 replies · 3,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Obama wanted “non-religious Christmas”?</p> <p>President Obama and the First Family were planning a “non-religious Christmas,” according to Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. Ms. Rogers reportedly told a gathering of former social secretaries that the Obamas did not intend on putting the Nativity scene on display – a longtime East Room tradition.</p>
  • The embattled Razzle Dazzle Czar (No Creche Display at the White House)

    12/07/2009 7:50:50 AM PST · by notaliberal · 46 replies · 2,651+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | Unknown | Laura Ingraham
    The embattled Razzle Dazzle Czar, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers says that the Obamas were planning a "non-religious Christmas." According to the Sunday New York Times the confession emerged at a luncheon earlier this year with former White House social secretaries. The ladies must have choked on their Caesar salads when Rogers went on to announce that the Obamas did not intend to display the Christmas Creche--the manger scene that traditionally occupies a central spot in the East Room. (This revelation reportedly drew a gasp from the retired social secretaries). The idea was that the absence of the Creche...
  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Public Executions for Party Crashers; NYT’s Rich: They Are Party Terrorists

    11/30/2009 10:51:50 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Has the left finally a reason to be impassioned by a threat to our national security? Michaele and Tareq Salahi seem to have provided that reason. After the Salahis literally crashed a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24, the two demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders. And justifiably, it has not only caused some concern with members of Congress, but some of the more outspoken members in the media. On the Fox Business Channel's Nov. 30 "Imus in the Morning" program, host Don Imus conveyed this concern, suggesting it exposed potential weaknesses in the...
  • Lawsuit: Salahis bounced $24K check for liquor buy

    12/05/2009 7:19:46 PM PST · by freepersup · 17 replies · 1,417+ views
    Uh Oh, Spaghettios.
  • WH Social Secretary: I Made Room for Crashers

    12/05/2009 10:05:56 PM PST · by goods · 26 replies · 1,078+ views ^ | 12/6/09 | Yossi Gestetner
    One of my Twitter followers steered me to an interview that White House social Secretary Desriee Rogers gave June of this year to BizBash. Read this part of the report: “When asked what she does with event crashers, Rogers replied (to much laughter), that she’s begun adding an extra table, row, or bench to every event she produces, as each time she found extra people would show up in hopes of gaining entrance. “Lots of people just come anyways, they won’t take no for an answer,” she said. “Finally I just said, ‘Alright, come on in, it’s no use kicking...
  • White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers

    12/05/2009 8:34:49 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2009
    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...
  • NY Times Scrubs Report on Party Crasher Salahi’s Membership in Pro-Palestinian Terror Grp

    12/05/2009 6:35:54 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 4 replies · 594+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | November 28 | Debbie Schlussel
    Why did the New York Times scrub out news that it broke about the White House-crashing couple’s ties to an organization that supports Islamic terrorism? Yes, Tareq Salahi, the male half of the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a Palestinian and likely Muslim. And not only that he’s an activist Palestinian who is likely Muslim, and who is on the board of the Muslim-dominated American Task Force on Palestine...
  • CRASHER-GATE: White House Social Secretary Regularly Allowed Crashers into Events

    12/05/2009 5:46:11 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 38 replies · 1,468+ views
    bizbash, The Lid ^ | 12/4/09 | The Lid
    The Secret service is supposed to take a bullet for the President. But are they supposed to protect the Administration from embarrassment? It is beginning to look more and more as if this is a hit the secret service is undeserving being forced to take the crasher-gate bullet. During the Obama administration crashers were regularly let in to Presidential events. Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, said in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash in June that she had adds extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate party crashers.
  • Desirée Rogers’ Brand Obama - Desirée Rogers

    12/03/2009 9:37:47 AM PST · by nmh · 76 replies · 2,641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2009 | Amy Chozick
    Desirée Glapion Rogers is the descendant of a Creole voodoo priestess named Marie Laveau Glapion. The first time I meet her, she welcomes me into her East Wing lair—a rhythm and blues tune plays on a white iPod, a potted white orchid perches between two windows, fresh flowers sit on a heavy wooden desk. This is a woman who never sees a wilted bloom. The 49-year-old turns on just enough Southern charm to camouflage an aura of self-assuredness typically reserved for runway models or first ladies. Wearing a crisp white shirt, black patent flats and high-waisted navy slacks that would...