How embarrassing for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and her incompetent staff:

It seems that an uninvited couple showed up at a White House checkpoint for Barack Obama's 1st state dinner on Nov. 24, and simply walked in like they owned the place.

Michaele Salahi -- who is a cast member on the 1st season of 'Real Housewives of DC' - and her husband, millionaire Tareq Salahi, attended the prestigious White House dinner without an invite and later posted pictures of their escapade on Facebook.

The Salahis posted pics of themselves posing with WH chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Vice President Joe Biden and marines on the White House lawn.

Bravo cameras followed the couple throughout the day on Tuesday as they prepared for the party, but the cameras were not on White House grounds that night, according to a Bravo spokesman.

At first the White House lied and said the couple never got close to the president. It took 3 days for a picture of the couple schmoozing with Barack Obama at the dinner to surface online.

When the AP asked WH social secretary Desiree Rogers whether she or anyone from her office were at the checkpoint to receive the guests, she answered curtly, "We were not."

isn't that her job to make sure someone is at the checkpoint to see that her invited guests get in OK and to keep uninvited guests out? Maybe if Desiree tended to her job a little better instead of worrying about being on the social scene, this kind of scandal could have been avoided.

Now everyone's pointing fingers and the Secret Service is scrambling to explain how this couple got through their supposedly strict security procedures. A spokesman for the SS acknowledged that protocol was not followed that night.

Ronald Kessler, author of a book on the Secret Service, said in an interview:

"While the couple did pass through a magnetometer to detect weapons, they could have assassinated the president or vice president using other means — anthrax, for example. The additional security checks referred to by the Secret Service spokesman screen for such items as radiological contamination but would not detect secreted biological weapons."

And let's not forget that somewhere within the hallowed halls of the White House, the Obamas children were sleeping soundly. Their lives could have been endangered by this unprecedented lapse in security.

What an embarrassment this administration is.

  • mjoylaw

    C'mon..we know what happened..folks saw Snow White..and it was all good..SMDH!

  • flawless001

    I bet they won't get in trouble either! Smh

  • MOUTH

    Michaele Salahi and her wife Tareqa are darn fools. Michaele clearly wears the pants; he would not have come up with this idea if you paid him. Dumb and Dud!

  • maliasasha

    O needs to clean house. Most of the Secret Service are career staffers that don't change with each election. Clearly they don't have his best interest at heart. These dirty Republicans are determined to get at this man. All I need is 10 minutes with the trashy, string haired beotch...and only 5 minutes with SR. Everything would be cleared up then. HATERS!!!

  • SunnyPA

    Isn't that the same White House that makes decisions on our national security? Oh, that makes me feel real comfortable with the president's decision on the Afghan war (SMH).

    A Black couple could never have pulled this off. We would have been stopped before we got to the gate. What crime did they commit...there's no law against party crashing.

  • Anna

    SunnyPA Says:

    Isn’t that the same White House that makes decisions on our national security? Oh, that makes me feel real comfortable with the president’s decision on the Afghan war (SMH).

    A Black couple could never have pulled this off. We would have been stopped before we got to the gate. What crime did they commit…there’s no law against party crashing.
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    They took many pics and isn't she going to be on the next installment of a "House Wives show? Bravo was there filming. I do question security.

  • GottaBigOne

    I don't consider myself a racist but a Keen Observer of people and events.

    This country puts Blonde-hair folks on a pedestal.
    This country also like people who seem to be in the media spotlight - - quite literally (the couple in question had cameras (from Bravo) following them from outside the grounds of the White House.

    The SS also informed the gullible that this President was Never in imminent danger!
    (what are they supposed to say: "Yeah, we Messed up big time and by the way everyone (including the President of these United States) were all in Peril due to this breach in our high-tech security protocol".

    GBO

  • mistarie

    And no one was fired yet huh? Everyone still has their jobs huh? Humph, wonder if any other President's party was ever crashed... :rolleyes:

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    Secret Service should have hired me because I could spot from a mile away that they just didn't look right. Her bleach job is wayyyyy too cheap to have belonged to someone who was actually invited to a state dinner.

    But kudos to them for getting that good ass, five-star free food.

  • Anna

    ryand91 Says:

    Secret Service should have hired me because I could spot from a mile away that they just didn’t look right. Her bleach job is wayyyyy too cheap to have belonged to someone who was actually invited to a state dinner.

    But kudos to them for getting that good ass, five-star free food
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    LOL. They just did what they could get away with. I bet a buck they did not even vote for him.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @mjoylaw, you better preach!!

    I know my black azz could not have gotten through the gate without the requisite security clearance. I see Pres. Obama was at a basketball game today. If he ain't losing any sleep, then neither will I. Next.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Sidebar: Cinderella was dressed more appropriately than the first lady. My husband said Michelle should have covered up more. I concur.

  • Anna

    attorneymom Says:

    Sidebar: Cinderella was dressed more appropriately than the first lady. My husband said Michelle should have covered up more. I concur.
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    LOL at "Cinderella". I am with you, I did not care for what Our First Lady" was wearing. She is only two yrs. older than me but I did not care for the "Solid Gold" disco dress. It reminded me of the episode when Aunt Viv on "Fresh Prince" had a "Tina Tunrer" moment. I love Tina but some thingsd that we own should stay in our closets.

  • talldrink

    Secret Service agents should be fired! I have never heard of such a breach, ever. Obama needs to do the firing. Or, are they trying to get him hurt? This makes no sense.

    I love what Michelle wore. She has the body to make it work. Very classy.

  • pointhimout

    she wasn't of a questionable color, so she posed no threat. now SR had you, ur camera, me and my box of flavored unmentionables showed up, it woulda been different. haters.

  • Anna

    pointhimout Says:

    she wasn’t of a questionable color, so she posed no threat. now SR had you, ur camera, me and my box of flavored unmentionables showed up, it woulda been different. haters
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    LOL but so true.

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    They were simply the right color to get in, plain and simple. smh

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    The publicity stunts are out of control. They should make an example out of these 2 and lock them up for some time. These are the same secret service men that most like been on their job during the Bush Administration, it's not like that they hire a whole new staff when Obama got in office. This is not the Sony or Universal A&R Department. What does Obama have to do with them getting in???? Secret Service has protocol that they followed for years, they don't JUST change protocol.

    I read some of the crap that people wrote on their facebook and giving them Kudos for their Crashing. That's what wrong with people, we are a free country but I think there comes a certain responsibility and moral. If you don't respect your own president, WTF? People take that being free way out of context. I guess I should be able to have sex in the middle of the mall in broadday light. Hell its a free country!

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    @ SunnyPA - What crime did they commit?

    They lied to Federal Agents that is a crime in itself. So if they told them that they were invited but infact weren't. Then they committed a crime. They don't have to be under oath for that one.

  • onlinefan

    i agree with dblaq, they need to make an example out of these wanna be reality stars.

    it had to have been with help on the inside. i can't imagine secret service letting folks through who aren't on the approved list. somebody is going to lose their job on this one

    i loved michelle's dress. she has great taste. now i would like to see her sport some black designers items at some events as well. give your people some shine mrs. o.

  • H.B.I.C

    Someone needs to be FIRED!!! :rules:
    Just like that The president could have been off'd. And now that the story has circled the globe the haters are all aware of the Secret services weakness. I say he gets a whole new team! :waiting:

  • H.B.I.C

    @dblaq you BETTAH :preach:

    Those that are dismissing or supporting these attention whores fail to realize just how catastrophic this could have been. Quicker than a finger snap our president could have been assasinated and others harmed. Afterall we are talking about up close and personal. JFK was assasinated sitting in the back seat of car from far distance....HELLO??!!!

    Furthermore, these individuals are so tactless and pathetic we're talking about middle aged if not older, adults bragging and applauding themselves for putting the POTUS life at risk and embarassing our nation for some damn tv show?! You know what we're too civilized in this country elsewhere their asses would have got the well deserved business....damn it take no chances. :shotsfired1:

  • commonswifey

    I remeber when Shaq came to the White House unannounced they didnt let him in, so how is that this bimbo and co can get in??This couldve been ugly if she had intentions to take somebody out

  • http://twitter.com/t3pps Mika

    i cant believe they have arrested these folks yet

  • lilioohpyt

    sooo i guess anybody can just walk up to the white house and get in huh? I hope an african american couple tries it ...shoot i hope an hispanic couple tries it or nationality tries it and lets see what happens...