December 4th, 2009
08:50 AM ET
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. munchmom

    "CYA" all the way around.....nepotism anyone?

    December 4, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. diridi

    it should....by the time I retire, I still think I get it...only if GOP is not there...in existence.....

    December 4, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  3. MatthewDetroit

    Of Course Barack is protecting her....

    They have no problem throwing the secret service under the bus..

    For the last 20 years the social secretary manages the party guests..
    The secret service is to blame but only half to blame...

    Great job barack... never accepting responsibility.

    December 4, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. Mark

    That's how they do it in Chicago....this will go down in history as the most corrupt,clueless administration in our country's history.

    December 4, 2009 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. JB - NYC

    Most Transparent White House Ever!!!

    December 4, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  6. Sniffit

    HAHAHAHA, seperation of powers?? You crazy libs howled about this with Bush. Let's hear it now – what a joke. Another unfortunate 'distraction'.

    December 4, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. southerncousin

    She is Michelle's BFF so three Secret Service agents have to take a bullet for her. Chicago style rules in the former White house, now the Thug Den.

    December 4, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  8. Chipster

    Clueless! That's the word that comes to mind when I see our Senators wasting time on this nonsense. The Secret Service did not allow any weapons into the event. It is not the job of a social secretary to chase criminals or tackle suspects. She organized a nice party. The Secret Service prevented anyone from entering with weapons or harming anyone.

    End of story! Senators, stop wasting time and work on the serious problems that need your attention. Reinstate the agents who did their jobs.

    December 4, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Welcome to Washington D.C. Ms. Rogers and by the way you dropped the ball. You were probably too excited about experiencing your first State Dinner to make sure that one of your assistants was standing alongside the Secret Service checking the list, and checking it twice. A good coordinator would've had that covered. Oooops on you. Nice outfit though!

    December 4, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. Scott, Tucson

    well I see that George Bush and the rest of his cronies in the White House are at it again....oops wrong administration.

    December 4, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  11. Pee Wee

    Ahhhhh! The look and feel of transparency! Isn't it grand?

    December 4, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  12. Rob

    And this is the same party that demanded Bush and Cheney be called in when they were going on such snipe hunts as the attorney generals being let go and that farce with Valerie Plame.

    News flash for ya Obumbles, you can only invoke the separation privelage when it involves national security issues, not White House parties. And if this yabbo's been made aware of state secrets, then you really are more of a know-nothing dolt than you already are.

    December 4, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  13. TCM

    Research her background and you'll see that she, Obama, Valorie Jarrett and others, mainly blacks, were in cahoots in Chicago...especially with real estate, and especially with the Olympic bid....they were all about throwing the poor blacks of inner city Chicago under the bus to score big on hush-hush real estate ventures to win the games....and then the games were sent elsewhere. She's tied into more corruption than you can imagine, and I guess that's what makes her "qualified," for OBama's staff. She fell down on the job, to rub elbows and make other backroom deals at the dinner...and she should be fired.

    December 4, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. mjm

    Seperation of powers....huh?

    For the lady that plans parties?

    They're kidding.....right?

    December 4, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  15. Bluebonnet

    Gee, what a surprise! She wanted to be at the party instead of at the gate checking the list, WHERE SHE BELONGED!

    December 4, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  16. Augustine

    This glorified party planner is getting way too much public attention. This job used to handled by people who know what they were doing and knew that they were not the show. Show her the gate.

    December 4, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  17. I can't imagine what she would add

    but interesting anyway that she would (or the WH would) try to keep her from testifying

    probably worried about where the questions might go or setting a precedent, but certainly rings of Bush/Cheney

    would it really matter if she was called and said they weren't invited? Wouldn't the party crashers just say 'she is lying, we were invited'

    the only thing that matters is were they on the list... and they weren't

    the crashers took advantage of the confusion of the crowd at the initial opening of the party, plain and simple

    Is it wrong: good question – isn't it supposed to be the people's house? wasn't the public allowed in back in the 1800's?

    Maybe what the real question is: what did they say to the secret service? If they lied to them, that is criminal, trespassing etc.

    December 4, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  18. Rick McDaniel

    The WH is protecting themselves. They couldn't care less about the social secretary.

    December 4, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  19. gary

    Why is cnn still talking about this made by the tabloid press story?Do you ever report a positive, or just negative, negative, negative.

    December 4, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  20. chubby

    If this was the Bush White House, the lame brained media would be up in arms about what the White House is trying to hide. Not a peep out of the liberal media.

    December 4, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  21. Fooled Again

    Will we ever hold anyone accountable for anything anymore? Just saying "mistakes were made" seems to be good enough these days. Cowards, that's all we have on the government payroll now. Nobody trusts anyone because there are no more rules.
    Some don't pay taxes, some order torture, some steal bailout money, some lie about landing in Bosnia under enemy fire, some lie about outing CIA agents and some didn't protect us on 911. It's like we're living in the twightlight zone

    December 4, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  22. susie

    She shouldn't have been a guest at the state dinner, she should have been working. She should be in as much trouble as the secret service.

    December 4, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  23. Jon Gradie

    ...wonder what this means, since the Obama healthcare program will indeed decimate seniors' health benefits...

    December 4, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Sam Sixpack

    ... and this is the transparency for which you voted.

    December 4, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  25. Joe

    When the White House proctect one of its own, than the person must have been involved in that little scam. The irony about it, is the Secret Service will have to investigate the same people that they suppose to protect. But either way you cut it, the Secret Service will be at fault on this one.

    December 4, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
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