9:06 am December 16, 2009, by Kyle Wingfield
Who doesn’t get into the White House uninvited these days?
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t a state dinner, and they didn’t crash it on purpose.
Still, a Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and the first lady. It left the White House once again explaining how people who were not on an event guest list wound up being ushered into the presidential mansion anyway.
This happened two weeks before the Salahis famously crashed a state dinner with the prime minister of India, and it falls in line with a number of other protocol-related gaffes in the last 11 months. Quite obviously, the president needs better protection than a staff that lets random tourists into the house, tells them to just “go with the flow,” and lets them stand right next to him. Someone fairly high up the White House totem pole needs to get a grip on this, now.
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