Thursday, November 26, 2009

White House Party Crashers Show the Way

A coworker was invited to attend the first state dinner thrown by the Obama White House this past Tuesday night. I was not invited. Silly me, because apparently I could have attended even though I didn't get an invitation.

You all know the story by now. Two annoying attention-seekers attended the party even though they weren't invited, getting past a security wall that must be paper-thin, and they had their picture taken with various high potentates, such as the vice president of the United States. This makes our federal government look like it has worse security than a middling night club in Chicago.

It does, however, put a new light on the National Treasure films. Remember the one where hero Nicholas Cage is able to get into the White House? Remember thinking: Only in Hollywood?

Apparently not. Apparently, it's even easier than that. Just show up.

Doesn't anyone ever get fired in Washington for doing a poor job?

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