Two aspiring reality tv stars managed to sneak into the White House for a dinner party last week and have been the talk of the office ever since. It even landed them an invite to another government event: A hearing at held by The House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday. The men in black want to know how the couple managed to give security the slip.
In a statement posted on the committee’s website, Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said he had requested that Tareq and Michaele Salahi testify before the panel. Also asked to appear was Mark Sullivan, head of the Secret Service, which handles security for the White House. Sullivan has formally apologized for the incident, which he called an embarrassment to the agency. (Damn Right!!!)
The Salahis, who were not on the official guest list, attended the state dinner for the Indian prime minister last week and even shook hands with President Obama and others on the receiving line. The couple reportedly were in the running for a reality television show.
Two questions come to mind with this story…. Shouldn’t some heads be rolling over there at Homeland Security? And isn’t crashing the white house a criminal offense??? It should be, or else EVERYONE will be jumping the white house gates for a little publicity.
In other white house news, Oprah Winfrey will sit with her favorite couple –the Obamas – for a holiday special airing December 13th on A-B-C. The hour-long Christmas at the White House will feature Oprah visiting the president and first lady Michelle Obama as they prepare for their family’s first White House Christmas.