Headlines like this want to make me burn down every yacht club within a two-thousand mile radius of me — well, with an exception for a few in Corpus Christi, Texas.
A couple, the Salahis, of Washington D.C., slipped through layers of White House security to rub shoulders with influential world leaders — most likely illegally — for publicity for themselves to get a part on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Washington D.C.”
First off, it’s beyond me why they call those shows, “The Real Housewives” of blah blah blah. Of Duluth, or whatever. 90% of those people’s bodies and possessions were bought with someone else’s money and transplanted into their lives. There’s only so much fame-whoring and gold-digging I can take before I want to yell, “YOU HAVE NO REDEEMING VALUES AND ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING ANYTHING TO THE WORLD.” Which you can find me doing at people walking Newport Beach every weekend.
Obama recently hosted the prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, for a state dinner. Also at the dinner were the prominent figures in his administration. So Tareq and Michaele Salahi, two people whose egos have gotten in the way of their abilities to delineate the difference between a club on the weekend and a White House state dinner, bluffed their way in. They took pictures with prominent figures, and had a great time. Like most fame-whores. They posed with everyone they could. Which is the explanation for this photo of them with award-winning composer and Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman.
Only one problem. Lying to federal officials is a felony.
And I’m reading the comments on the Internet as a reaction to the incident, and I really hope people aren’t as dumb as they seem. The consensus is that they shouldn’t be punished, they pointed out a flaw in the Secret Service’s security. Which is nice, I guess. I’m sure that’s what they’ll try to tell their friends at their next dinner party. And the next time I rob someone and get caught, I’ll remember that too.
Lock them up, throw away the key. If they were trying to be social climbers and wind up in prison, it’d be an irony I could thoroughly support. No television show is worth public insanity.