I just finished watching Sally Quinn of the Washington Post talk about White House security, since it has been revealed that a third person crashed the White House State Dinner.
I stated that someone needs to take the hit for not doing their job and stated Desiree Rogers. She and her department just did not perform their jobs. Rogers is there to SERVE the President, not make herself a guest, mingle and not do her job, which is what she did the night of the Obamas first State Dinner.
Rogers is a close friend to the Obamas, but in this issue, friendship needs to be put aside. This snafu is a reflection of the President and his handling and running of the White House. If something happened to Barack Obama there are no second chances, in regards to security of the First Family, NO SECOND CHANCES.
Rogers need to go.
Now it turns out that there was a third uninvited guest at the White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, this one a member of the Indian delegation. It was enough of a shock that the would-be stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi had crashed. But a third? The Salahi story may have been delicious, but the implications of the appalling breach of security are immense. The president could have been assassinated. And had that happened, the Office of the White House Social Secretary would have been as culpable as the Secret Service.
One of the first lessons any administration needs to learn is that somebody has to take the hit for whatever goes wrong. If another culprit is not identified, the president gets the blame. One incident after another in the past few months has shown that members of this administration would rather lay low and let Barack Obama be the target. This has got to stop.
Did you read the bold above, which I put emphasis on? It does have to stop and people in these jobs need to resign or be FIRED.
Many in Washington wondered why the director of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, did not resign over the state dinner security breach. At least Sullivan testified before Congress on the subject. White House social secretary Desirée Rogers came under fire after the Salahi scandal erupted. From the start, Rogers was an unlikely choice for social secretary. She was not of Washington, considered by many too high-powered for the job and more interested in being a public figure (and thus upstaging the first lady) than in doing the gritty, behind-the-scenes work inherent in that position. That Rogers stayed and that the White House refused to allow her to testify before Congress reflected badly on the president. He, not a member of his staff, ended up looking incompetent. Although it has emerged that a State Department protocol error is to blame for the presence of a third uninvited guest, both Rogers and Sullivan should step down.
This above paragraph is true about Rogers. Desiree Rogers is not the best fit for this job and she has continuously tried to be a publicity hound, power player instead of a SERVANT, there to SERVE the White House.
Michelle Obama time to cut the ropes LOOSE. And for the President to continue to take hits is WRONG. Let Desiree Rogers, GO.
Read the whole article, here.