Va. Socialites Crashed Obama's State Dinner

And, yes, Tareq and Michaele Salahi want reality-TV turn
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 9:29 PM CST
The Salahis with Vice President Joe Biden.   (Facebook)
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(Newser) – A wealthy Virginia couple angling for a spot on reality TV somehow talked their way into last night’s White House state dinner despite not being on the list—getting through extensive layers of security to rub elbows with President Obama, India’s prime ministers and scores of other political, showbiz and media hotshots. Tareq and Michaele Salahi received the official introduction and everything, and had the Facebook pics to prove it within hours.

The Salahis have been in the mix for the upcoming Real Housewives of Washington, the Post reports, and, per a publicist who claimed they had been invited and not pulled the first such party-crashing in memory, “were honored to be a part of such a prestigious event. … They both had a wonderful time.” The White House is looking into the matter, and says that the couple posed no actual danger.
(Read more Tareq and Michaele Salahi stories.)

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