Salahis: White House State Dinner Party Crashers?

ABC reported that former party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi were stopped by a Secret Service officer for running a red light and trying to turn into a blocked-off entrance last night outside the White House State Dinner Party.

The occupants were Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the well-groomed-but-strange couple who crashed the last State Dinner, apparently as part of their efforts to create a reality show for Bravo.

Did the Salahis could crash the White House State Dinner Party this time? Did they get access to the party?

asked by Sir in Politics | 1151 views | 05-20-2010 at 06:08 PM

This time the party-loving Michaele and Tareq Salahis, the infamous couple who gatecrashed into the State Dinner that President Barack Obama hosted for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House, didn't make it to the door.

Michaele and Tareq Salahi were stopped in their limo by the Secret Service on Wednesday night a few blocks from the White House.

They were trying to crash the White House State Dinner Party but they couldn't.

But they did come mighty close. Suspiciously close. Apparently the attention-seeking couple was headed to a soiree with friends at the nearby Kellari Taverna, a Mediterranean/seafood joint about two blocks north of the White House. A manager at the restaurant told the AP that after the limo arrived, there was lots of filming going on, apparently in a reality-TV style.

The Salahis, who earned international fame — or notoriety — when they managed to get into President Obama’s first state dinner in November without an invitation, were in a stretch limousine that drove through a red light, then tried to turn into a restricted area, the Secret Service said.

According to a Secret Service statement, the officer saw a limousine go through a red light at the intersection of 15th and Constitution Avenue about 8 p.m. It then tried to enter a restricted parking area on the Ellipse, south of the White House. The officer then stopped the limo at 17th and H streets, northwest of the White House.

The driver was ticketed and the vehicle and the Salahis were sent on their way, the Secret Service said.

Security was noticeably tighter at last night's White House State Dinner Party, and, so far at least, it appears that everyone who got in had a formal invitation.

answered by Louis | 05-20-2010 at 06:11 PM

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