Obama's social secretary Desiree Rogers said that she regularly let party crashers into White House events a few months before this latest event. Officials are now saying that comment was in jest, but is this an indication that the Secret Service might be falling on their sword to cover?
"Desiree Rogers claimed in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition's annual meeting in June that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate uninvited guests.
"Lots of people just come anyways," she said. "They won't take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, 'All right, come on in. It's no use kicking you out.' "
But an administration official yesterday insisted that Rogers "was clearly making a tongue-in-cheek comment about White House staff, already cleared to be on the complex," not about the general public."
If you have not been keeping up with this story; Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple that breached White House security, that the Secret Service still does not know how, who met with Obama, have their picture on the White House Flickr account, and wanted to be paid to tell the story of how, said they were invited when they spoke out for the first time, which Gibbs flatly refuted, released there emails indicating that they may have legitimately believed they were invited but did not have a ticket, and with With Michaele and Tareq Salahi not testifying, and the White House invoking Separation of Powers to prevent Desiree Rogers (Obama’s social secretary) from testifying it may be difficult to figure out exactly what happened. I the mean time, Secret Service agents have been suspended for failures.
Humors asides; they were Undocumented Party Guest, not Party Crashers, and SNL has some fun.