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OK, so two people crashed Obama's party and we got treated to photos of them with Rahm Emmanuel, Joe Biden, etc. A few days later, photos surfaced showing them meeting Obama himself.

Am I the only one thinking about the question no one else is asking? Where's the photo of them meeting the Indian Prime Minister? It looks to me like the Obama photo is on a receiving line, and the Prime Minister is to Obma's immediate left. If these people are socialite name droppers gripping and grinning with Biden, Emmanuel, and Obama, do you think they'd actually skip over the Prime Minister?

This isn't just about Obama -- this is about letting uncleared people access a foreign head of state, too. But I guess nobody wants to talk about another diplomatic embarrassment, do they?

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i think there is more to this lets see what happens in a few weeks why oh why would the WH publish or let these pics leave the WH they will some how twist this around and try to make something come of it how will they do it i dont know but its really strange they would let them out. why not just say publicly there was a small breach at the WH and it is being looked into?

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Given the White House's stonewalling Congress on questions and refusal by the crashers to yalk to Congress, I smell a screwup -- by the WH staff. Bush's social secretary (a non-political admin position) had been pushed out by the Obamas in order to install a crony. Now that the WH has made it clear that it doesn't want to talk about it, the MSM will spike the story.

Wouldn't surprise me if they did in fact get invited vocally by an insider, but the loop with Secret Service wasn't closed to let 'em know it was OK. Obama already threw the SS under the bus, so contradictory info would be embarrassing. Thus, the goal is to make it go away.

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I've been unfortunate enough to have met a couple of Secret Service agents. They are the most ANAL RETENTIVE people I've ever met and my wife is an accountant. I can only guess but personally I believe they were probably berated by the political hacks for not letting somebody's crony in to some function so they erred on the side of CYA. Usually if your not on the list you dont exist. Most of them also have the sense of humor of a rock as well.

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Well expatriate, it's interesting that you noted the "crony." It appears that she was the one that messed up by seating herself at the party instead of doing her job. Now, the Obama's won't allow anyone to talk to her.

I'm sure there were knives and forks at this dinner party. I would consider them viable weapons when the crashers were as close to the partygoers as they were.

I think of this as just one more example of an incompetent administration. What else should we expect from someone with so little experience surrounded my so many other people with a lack of experience.

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What does "anal retentive" mean?

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Don Fischer wrote:
What does "anal retentive" mean?

Not sure where it came from, but generally used to describe someone who is fixated with the smallest details, rigid and unyielding to change.

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To the Secret Service, "anal retentive" is the difference between a live president and a dead one. The IRA once told Margaret Thatcher that she needed to be lucky every time, but they only needed to be lucky once.

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expatriate wrote:
To the Secret Service, "anal retentive" is the difference between a live president and a dead one. The IRA once told Margaret Thatcher that she needed to be lucky every time, but they only needed to be lucky once.

I agree Expat and if they let someone in I can only speculate it was because they had been brow beaten in the past for not letting someone in.

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The Secret Service's job is supposed to be security -- they're not supposed to be charged with managing invitations. I suspect that in the past, he SS's job has always been to make sure weapons, etc, didn't get in. It's the job of the social secretary to manage the invitations and the guest list. Generally, the social secretary is at the door watching to make sure the right people get in, and if there's an issue, she gives the SS an OK to let people in. That's the only way to insure important folks still get in if a paper invitation was misplaced, etc.

I'd say that in this case, she was either there and waved the crashers in, or she wasn't where she needed to be. Unfortunately for three Secret Service agents, she's a friend of the Obamas and they're not. Sucks to be a scapegoat.

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