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    What a buncha crap. Congress should drag her fat ass in.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;3378549]the US has had a shockingly large number of Presidents killed or attempted to be killed while in office. The SS actually did their job the other night, as defined as nothing went wrong.

    Mistakes were made and they will be corrected but [B]it was a non-event[/B].[/QUOTE]
    THIS time.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;3378549]

    Mistakes were made and they will be corrected but it was a non-event.[/QUOTE]

    interseting....if it's such a "non-event" why is the administration of "transparency" so hell bent on blocking testimony???

    [QUOTE][B]White House Blocks Testimony on Party Crashers[/B]

    Updated | 10:22 p.m. The White House on Wednesday invoked the separation of powers to keep Desiree Rogers, President Obama’s social secretary, from testifying on Capitol Hill about how a couple of aspiring reality television show celebrities crashed a state dinner for the prime minister of India last week.

    And the couple will not testify, either, according to a statement released late Wednesday by a public relations firm.

    The statement says that the Virginia couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, have provided to the Secret Service and to the ranking members of the House committee conducting the hearing “all relevant e-mails and cellphone records that detail communications with a White House official,” and can do nothing else to help in the inquiry.

    That evidence, the statement says, shows that no laws were broken, that White House protocol “was either deficient or mismanaged” and that there were “honest misunderstandings and mistakes made by all parties involved.”

    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. The White House deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, conducted a review and issued a directive to the staff.

    “After reviewing our actions, it is clear that the White House did not do everything we could have done to assist the United States Secret Service in ensuring that only invited guests enter the complex,’’ Mr. Messina wrote in the memo, posted on the White House web site late Wednesday afternoon. “White House staff were walking back and forth outside between the check points helping guests and were available to the Secret Service throughout the evening, but clearly we can do more, and we will do more.’’

    The memo was the first admission by the White House of failures on the part of its own staff, and it came as scrutiny intensified on the social office and Ms. Rogers, its director. The House Homeland Security Committee is conducting a hearing on Thursday into the security lapse; Representative Peter T. King of New York, who is the senior Republican on the panel, had wanted Ms. Rogers to testify and criticized the administration for not allowing her to be a witness.


    White Houses have often tried to prevent top advisers to the president from testifying on Capitol Hill; the Bush administration worked assiduously to prevent Karl Rove, the top political strategist to former President George W. Bush, from talking to lawmakers under oath about the firing of federal prosecutors. That sparked an intense fight between the Bush administration and Democrats on Capitol Hill.

    Now, it is the Republicans’ turn to balk. Mr. King on Wednesday called Ms. Rogers’ decision not to testify “stonewalling” that would cause an “unnecessary confrontation with Congress.”

    “I don’t want the Secret Service to be taking the hit here, what went wrong was the responsibility of the White House,” he said, adding, “for them not to be here just raises real questions.”

    The director of the Secret Services, Mark Sullivan, is the only witness confirmed for tomorrow morning’s hearing. Even before the Salahis’ public relations firm released its statement, Mr. King said he thought it would be unlikely that the couple would appear at tomorrow’s hearing.

    “They’d be crazy to testify,” he said, after meeting with the lawyers. “Their story, if they testify, would just not hold up.”

    He said the couple has switched legal advisers from Paul Gardner, an entertainment lawyer, to a powerful Wall Street firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf.

    The office of the committee’s chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, would not comment on the couple’s apparent decision not to appear.

    Already the glamorous and successful Ms. Rogers – she possesses a Harvard M.B.A. and was a powerful social player in Chicago before joining the Obama White House — is taking a hit in the press for being more interested in showcasing herself in fashion magazines than in the traditional, behind-the-scenes role of the White House social secretary.

    During the White House briefing, Mr. Gibbs answered a series of questions about Ms. Rogers’ role as the social secretary:


    Q. Has there been any concern about Desiree Rogers’ performance prior to this instance?

    Mr. Gibbs: No.

    Q. No one has questioned the president or told the president that she is a very last-minute person, poor planner?

    Mr. Gibbs: No, I think you — you all have been to and seen, either whether you’re part of a pool, whether some of you’ve been to receptions, the remarkable work that they have done in pulling off a lot of events here. The first family is quite pleased with her performance, and I’ve heard nothing uttered of what you talked about.

    Q. Well, what about the issues of her being in fashion spreads early on in the administration? Did you put the brakes on that? I mean, that is — it’s been raised. It’s now public. It’s — you know, you saw it in the magazines, her pictorials. You saw her on the cover of –

    Mr. Gibbs: There’s a — I get Sports Illustrated in my house. [I]the website's better :D, no wonder he's such a drip[/I]

    The brouhaha over how the Salahis managed to talk their way into the dinner has been a major distraction for the White House at a time when Mr. Obama is trying to focus on the economy, health care and the war in Afghanistan. At his briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Gibbs finally cut off the questions, declaring, “I’m going to get back to weightier topics, like 98,000 men and women in Afghanistan.’’ [/QUOTE]


    [url]http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/white-house-revises-rules-for-major-events/[/url]

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;3378549] it was a non-event.[/QUOTE]
    non issue...non event...

    I'm sensing a trend, or would that be a non sequitur?

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    The Secret Service was not given a guest list. They were just checking for guns etc.
    Guaranteed someone on the president's staff got these two in as a favor.

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    the incompetence at 1600 never ends...

    [QUOTE][B]Unwitting tourists attend White House breakfast
    By BEN EVANS (AP) – 1 hour ago[/B]

    WASHINGTON — The White House is once again explaining how uninvited guests wound up shaking hands with President Barack Obama.

    This time, a Georgia couple hoping to tour the White House ended up at an invitation-only Veterans Day breakfast.

    White House officials say the couple mistakenly showed up a day early and were allowed into the breakfast because there were no public tours available. They say the couple, Harvey and Paula Darden of Hogansville, Ga., were properly screened for security.

    Harvey Darden, however, said there appeared to be a mix-up. No one told them about the breakfast, he said, and the Dardens thought they were starting their tour until they were ushered into the East Room and offered a buffet.

    Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. [/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iTgNraExOZK6yHVCC8nbxNNDDqCgD9CK1AAG1[/url]

    with such easy access to the pres, he must wonder why his poll numbers are in the sh!tter....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3404964]the incompetence at 1600 never ends...



    [url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iTgNraExOZK6yHVCC8nbxNNDDqCgD9CK1AAG1[/url]

    with such easy access to the pres, he must wonder why his poll numbers are in the sh!tter....[/QUOTE]

    AND THIS JUST IN: The Chinese Have offered the Obama administration advice on how to run a fire drill

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    Is it fun pretending this is the first Administration this has happened to?

    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3404964]the incompetence at 1600 never ends...



    [url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iTgNraExOZK6yHVCC8nbxNNDDqCgD9CK1AAG1[/url]

    with such easy access to the pres, he must wonder why his poll numbers are in the sh!tter....[/QUOTE]

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    its' even funner justifying the complete and continued incompetence of government employees....

    [QUOTE=cr726;3404990]Is it fun pretending this is the first Administration this has happened to?[/QUOTE]

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    You wouldn't be able to get past the psychological testing.

    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3404996]its' even funner justifying the complete and continued incompetence of government employees....[/QUOTE]

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    considering the lunatics that work for the federal gov't these days you probably right....

    [QUOTE=cr726;3405000]You wouldn't be able to get past the psychological testing.[/QUOTE]

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    You want to compare requirements for getting top secret clearance to your pretend GM job or your insurance gig?

    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3405003]considering the lunatics that work for the federal gov't these days you probably right....[/QUOTE]

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    LOL- is this suppose to bother me???

    evidently, top "secret" clearance ain't to hard the past few weeks...yet any observant dunce with two working brain cells understands this- easy to see why you're on the outisde looking in as usual....

    [QUOTE=cr726;3405009]You want to compare requirements for getting top secret clearance to your pretend GM job or your insurance gig?[/QUOTE]

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    I deal in the real world, you on the other hand like to pretend by watching Fox News you are in the inside.

    Matt Millen on line 2. :zzz:

    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3405020]LOL- is this suppose to bother me???

    evidently, top "secret" clearance ain't to hard the past few weeks...yet any observant dunce with two working brain cells understands this- easy to see why you're on the outisde looking in as usual....[/QUOTE]

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    LOL- that's all you got??

    you keep justifying the continued incomptetence of the WH- because you live in the real world....:thumbup:

    [QUOTE=cr726;3405025]I deal in the real world, you on the other hand like to pretend by watching Fox News you are in the inside.

    Matt Millen on line 2. :zzz:[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3405025]I deal in the real world, you on the other hand like to pretend by watching Fox News you are in the inside.

    Matt Millen on line 2. :zzz:[/QUOTE]

    Mrs. Morgan's cat is stuck in the tree again, get down to 4th st. and help her out.

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    How am I justifying anything? I simply stated this is not the first time something like this occurred and will not be the last. It doesn't matter what Administration is in power, mistakes happen.

    Clinton, GW and Obama have all had similar things happen, but hey that's reality and you have shown time and time again that reality doesn't matter.


    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3405030]LOL- that's all you got??

    you keep justifying the continued incomptetence of the WH- because you live in the real world....:thumbup:[/QUOTE]

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    How do you type with CBTNY's balls in your mouth?

    [QUOTE=acepepe;3405036]Mrs. Morgan's cat is stuck in the tree again, get down to 4th st. and help her out.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=acepepe;3405036]Mrs. Morgan's cat is stuck in the tree again, get down to 4th st. and help her out.[/QUOTE]

    who'll then get his incapable ass out of the tree???

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    how can zero be expected to stop terrorists from sneaking onto airplanes when he can't even stop people from crashing his party's???? :shakehead

    [QUOTE][B]Secret Service Says a Third Gate-Crasher Entered State Dinner[/B]

    The Secret Service revealed Monday that a third individual who was not on the guest list made it into the White House state dinner in November.

    The Salahis weren't the only gate-crashers living it up at the White House state dinner last November.

    The Secret Service revealed Monday that a third individual who was not on the guest list made it into the dinner, though the agency says the individual went through security screening and did not appear to have any interaction with President Obama.

    The Secret Service, which did not name the individual, said the information about the third party-crasher came out in the course of the investigation into the breach at the Nov. 24 dinner honoring India's prime minister. The Secret Service said in a written statement that the individual traveled from a "local hotel" where the Indian delegation was staying and arrived with the group at the dinner.

    "This individual went through all required security measures along with the rest of the official delegation at the hotel, and boarded a bus/van with the delegation guests en route to the White House," the Secret Service said.

    The investigation was launched after the Secret Service found that Michaele and Tareq Salahi got into the state dinner without an invitation. The agency acknowledged the officers on duty did not check whether they were on the list. Obama has since called the breach a "screw-up" while the Salahis have maintained their innocence.

    In the latest statement, the Secret Service said the Indian delegation with whom the third party-crasher was traveling was "under the responsibility" of the State Department. But it said new changes would be implemented to prevent a repeat.

    "Procedural changes have already been implemented to address foreign delegations under the responsibility of Department of State who are entering facilities secured by the Secret Service," the statement said.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/04/secret-service-says-gate-crasher-entered-state-dinner/[/url]

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