Many have said that Ms. Rogers should not have been relieved of her duties, but the fact is that she never should have been hired for this position.
When you upstage the First Lady of the United States, pose constantly for various high class magazines, seen viewing the runways during New York Fashion Week, then do not perform your job for the Obamas first State Dinner, what else can be expected?
Remember, the Secret Service fell on the sword and took one for the White House in regards to the debacle of the State Dinner and the uninvited guests that just walked on in. The reality is that Social Secretaries do not put themselves on a guest list for a major event, they WORK THE EVENT at the door. That is why Desiree Rogers was quietly told to resign as it should be.
Long before the State Dinner party crashers and the tension with her White House colleagues and the strain in her relationship with the first lady, Desirée Rogers began to understand she was in trouble when David Axelrod summoned her to his office last spring to scold her.
Ms. Rogers had appeared in another glossy magazine, posing in a White House garden in a borrowed $3,495 silk pleated dress and $110,000 diamond earrings. But if the image was jarring in a time of recession, Mr. Axelrod was as bothered by the words and her discussion of “the Obama brand” and her role in promoting it, according to people informed about the conversation.
“The president is a person, not a product,” he was said to tell her. “We shouldn’t be referring to him as a brand.” read more here...