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Couple crashes the White House State Dinner?

November 26, 2009

  It is being reported that two uninvited guests infiltrated Barack Obama’s state dinner earlier this week. This couple– Tareq and Michaele Salahi– have aspirations to create a reality television program and supposedly got through White House security and were able to have their pictures taken with both Rahm Emanuel and Vice President Biden.

  Forgive me if I sound too cynical but I find it hard to believe that these two people were able to infiltrate White House security unbeknownst to the president. I just can’t believe that this couple was able to make their way into Obama’s inner circle without being invited.

  One thing that we know about Barack Obama is that he is extremely image conscience. Nothing that this president does is done without the thought of how it will hurt or help his image. This president may do more public relations interviews than any other president in history. This is evident in part by the recent announcement that the Obama’s and Oprah Winfrey will conduct a special entitled “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,”  in which Obama will be interviewed in prime time by the queen of television talk. Obama has gone above and beyond what probably any other president has done in order to create and maintain his image. He appears on television programs to promote his agenda and to spin his agenda in a truly unique and unequalled manner.

  That is why I have such a hard time believing that this couple was able to sneak through security. It seems entirely likely that this is just another publicity stunt that the president was aware of all along. I believe that the president knew that this couple was going to be present and that he is using this dinner crashing as yet another attempt at keeping himself in the spotlight. I have to admit that I don’t know what benefit that this story could have for the president but there has to be a reason that this couple was allowed to slip by security.

  Because I cannot come up with a scenario in which allowing these crashers to be admitted to the state dinner without the knowledge of the president would actually benefit the president, I will put aside my cynicism and I will assume that this couple did indeed crash the dinner and that Barack Obama did not know that this couple was going to crash the party.

   Is that a better or more comforting scenario? I don’t think so. What if a couple with less benevolent intentions were to have slipped through security? We could be faced with the prospect of a President Biden or–  heaven forbid as I cringe at the mere thought of the words I am about to type– a President Pelosi.

  If the story that is being reported is true and this was just a couple intent on creating a reality television show that managed to crash a state dinner at the White House, the fact that this couple evidentially were so easily able to attain their objective should be frightening to all Americans, not to mention the president himself.

  Where was his security? Here is the theory about how this was allowed to happen:

A savvy pair of crashers, dressed to the nines, might arrive on foot at the visitors’ entrance, announce their names — then express shock and concern when the security detail at the gate failed to find them on the guest list. On a rainy night like Tuesday, with a crowd of 300-plus arriving, security might have lost track of or granted a modicum of sympathy to a pair who certainly looked as though they belonged there. If their IDs didn’t send up any red flags in the screening process, they would be sent through the magnetometers and into the White House.

  Security may have lost track of them and because they looked like they belonged there they were allowed to proceed? This scenario is unacceptable. How can security lose track of a couple that did not belong at the state dinner? This does not make any sence to me.

  That is why I believe that Obama knew this couple was going to be there, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that ANYBODY would be lost track of that did not belong at the state dinner. There has to be more to this story than is being reported.

  In a way I would feel better knowing that Obama was using this for some type of publicity and that this whole story was set up  than I do about the idea being reported that this couple managed to sneak through the cracks and was able to get so close to this country’s elected officials.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2009 10:00 pm

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  2. LD Jackson permalink
    November 26, 2009 10:13 pm

    I know this wasn’t the main focus of your story, but the idea that something like this could lead to Nancy Pelosi becoming President has got to be the most nauseating thought I can think. I shudder to think of how much trouble our country would be in if she were to move into the White House.


    • November 26, 2009 10:23 pm

      In a way it was one of the main points of the story. If this couple had been so inclined we could be faced with a President Pelosi. If this couple truly did sneak into the White House we have to wonder what is going on.
      I agree that just the thought of a Nancy Pelosi presidency is nauseating, I hope that I didn’t ruin your Thanksgiving. 🙂


  3. Deb permalink
    November 27, 2009 12:46 pm

    Maybe it was planned, as a distraction from something else? or to make sure Obama stays in the celebrity spotlight. Maybe he knows going hollywood is the only way for him to stay popular. He must think that everyone reads tabloids. NOT. Also, the chef at the White House, Comerford– is going to be on Iron Chef America in Jan. THe commercial also teases a “special guest” who is of “national importance”. PLEASE, say it ain’t so! It’s the only channel I can watch without fear of Obama popping up!


    • November 27, 2009 8:39 pm

      I just think that there is more to this story. Needless to say, I don’t trust Obama and I think that he views himself more as a celebrity than a president. I wouldn’t put it passed him to be using this for a promotion of some kind.
      If Obama does appear on the Food Network you can always turn on the Military Channel if you have it. This is about the only channel I ever put on and I have not seen Obama on it once. When you consider that he hates the military I think that it is safe to say he will never appear on it.


  4. November 27, 2009 3:04 pm

    I just finished reading Michelle Malkin’s book, Culture of Corruption, and I have to tel l you I don’t doubt for one minute that this could happen. We are in a world of hurt is we do not get these people out of the White House. Her book is a frightening look at how this administration is all about money, power cronyism, labor, paybacks, and greed. Everything else means nothing to them. And that includes you and I. Help the poor, middle class and struggling Americans is nothing but a facade so they can carry on their schemes to steal everything and anything that is nailed down permanently.

    I agree with Larry’s point. Pelosi in charge would be bad but unfortunately I think the only difference between her and Obama, Michelle Obama, Biden, Murtha, Dowd (God help that man!)and all the other bad apples of this administration is that she is in your face about her lack of integrity and character. She has no problem letting you know how she is going to play the game. The others are nothing more than two-faced liars and thieves. Everyone of them needs to be voted out and put in jail~!

    When we refer to this as a battle, believe me when I tell you, that is no joke!


    • November 27, 2009 8:45 pm

      Now I am intrigued, I will have to check out that book. That is a good point you made about Pelosi, at least she is honest about her liberalism. The others try to hide their’s. I will take an honest liberal over a dishonest “progressive” any day.


  5. November 29, 2009 7:50 pm

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    • November 29, 2009 9:06 pm

      Thanks for that information, I will check it out. I always have a book to read, I am just about done with the one that I have now and then I have one more. After that I will be looking for another book, I will have to join that club.


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