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White House Party Crashers Love Gay Newspapers


Or maybe they just love parties.

Whatever the case, DC Agenda's Kevin Naff reports they were on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Washington Blade last October, before its untimely demise last month.

The couple is scheduled to answer questions at a hearing by the House Homeland Security Committee today, but are apparently objecting to testifying and may be subpoenaed:

"The Salahis believe 'there is nothing further that they can do to assist Congress in its inquiry regarding White House protocol and certain security procedures,' the statement said. 'They therefore respectfully decline to testify.'"

Additionally, the White House is invoking the separation of powers to keep Desiree Rogers, Obama's social secretary, from testifying as well:

"Earlier Wednesday at his regular briefing with reporters, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said Ms. Rogers would not testify. 'I think you know that, based on separation of powers, staff here don’t go to testify in front of Congress,' he said. 'She won’t — she will not be testifying in front of Congress.' Mr. Gibbs also said the flap over the unauthorized intruders has prompted the White House to change its procedures; from now on, a representative of the social secretary’s office will be stationed at Secret Service checkpoints for major social events in case questions arise."

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  1. Oh, "from now on, a representative of the Social Secretaries Office will be stationed at Secret Service checkpoints for major social events in case problems arise." Good idea; as that was the protocol up until THIS event when, apparently, that staff was more interested in being AT the function than performing their own function...

    I'm just sayin'...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Dec 3, 2009 9:28:35 AM

  2. Hey, and as far as that goes; I'm wonderin' why the fact that they weren't on a seating chart and had no place to sit, once dinner was served, hasn't been raised. Would this be why they left the event "early," and perhaps have been some clue as to that they had not, in fact, been invited....?

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Dec 3, 2009 9:30:41 AM

  3. hey Politicians; get back to work and quit worrying about this baloney. jeeesh.

    Posted by: stephen | Dec 3, 2009 10:56:43 AM

  4. Ah, yes, so much for being this administration being an "open book", unlike Bush.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 3, 2009 12:32:01 PM

  5. @Kile Ozier: we had more stringent security at more than a decade of AOF events, n'est pas?
    (I'm always glad to 'see' you)

    The Salahis were ejected from a September '09 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event when they were found to be sitting in seats for which they had not paid. Evidently they entered the event through the service/catering door.

    Crashing / unauthorized entry seems to be their favored attendance style.

    Posted by: DCheneyXVPOTUS | Dec 3, 2009 2:55:12 PM

  6. @Kile Ozier, v2:

    Don't know why my earlier post showed up with that 'posted by' name.

    Posted by: ib4e | Dec 3, 2009 2:57:24 PM

  7. PS in washington this is their work -- state dinners are very important functions -- not parties!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Dec 3, 2009 8:08:26 PM

  8. Apparently they run a fake charity that collected a cool half mill, but they only gave $15K to the 501(c)(3)s who were supposed to benefit.

    They are star-fucker slimes.

    Posted by: David R. | Dec 4, 2009 2:50:04 AM

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