I guess some one needs to be fired. Unbelievable. Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the WH state dinner. They both hope to participate in Bravo's hit show "The Real House wives of DC". So they decided to sneak into the first Obama's first stae dinner in order to seal their contract with Bravo TV. Both losers got the chance to get picture with Joe Biden, Rahm Emanuel, Katie Couric, or DC Mayor
According to the AP, The Secret Service is looking into its own security procedures after determining that Michaele and Tareq Salahi managed to slip into Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House even though they were not on the guest list. The Secret Service spokesman, Ed Donovan said that President Barack Obama was never in any danger because the party crashers went through the same security screening for weapons as the 300-plus people actually invited to the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. How could this happen ? Wasn't someone assign to check the guest list in front of the door ?
Ed Donovan also confirmed the identities of the couple. According to The Washington Post, which first reported this story, the Salahis are well-known in the Virginia horse-country set. The Secret Service learned about the security breach Wednesday after a media inquiry prompted by the Salahis' online boasts about having attended the private event. Why do I have the feeling that someone may lose his/her job this week ?
One of the many photos from the dinner posted on Michaele Salahi's Facebook page shows the couple with a smiling Vice President Joe Biden. In other photos, they appear alone or together with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, CBS News anchor Katie Couric, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and three Marines in their dress blues.
Donovan would not comment on whether the couple had been contacted by the Secret Service, how long they were on the White House grounds or other details of the investigation.
The agency's Office of Professional Responsibility was reviewing what occurred. An initial finding indicated that a checkpoint did not follow proper procedures to ensure the two were on the guest list, Donovan said.
"It's important to note that they went through all the security screenings - the magnetometer screening - just like all the other guests did," Donovan said. And, he added, Obama and others under Secret Service protection had their usual security details with them at the dinner.
CNN's Campbell Brown reported on this last night.