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Rep. Peter King pressing Desiree Rogers on state dinner crashers

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Commitee sent White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers a letter Thursday with 15 questions about how the party crashing Salahis entered the White House without being on the guest list for the Nov. 24 state dinner honoring the Prime Minister of India. King lost a bid to subpoena Rogers before his committee, which did authorize them for the Salahis. Read King three-page letter to Rogers below.

Rep. Rogers pushes Desiree King for answers

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What a scumbag, the Secret Service already admitted it was at fault...thanks for another taxpayer funded republican witch hunt Pete!

DESIREE ROGERS IS DOING A GREAT JOB, THE GATE CRASHERS ARE THE GUILTY PARTY, NOT MS. ROGERS!
STOP GOING ON THESE UNNECESSARY FISHING EXPEDITIONS, THIS NICE LADY HAS TAKEN A PAYCUT TO DO THIS JOB!
MS. ROGERS HOLDS AN MBA FROM HARVARD, AND HAS BEEN STELLAR IN ALL POSITIONS SHE HAS HELD, SHE IS A GREAT PERSON, THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBPOENA HER TO CONGRESS OVER THIS MATTER!

great! you can find her in the bar.

By PHIL SMITH JR on December 11, 2009 11:34 AM

Phil, I would like to agree with you but Ms. Rogers needs to step up and take her medicine. She may be all the things that you have stated, but that does not allow her transgression of not properly doing her job precede that.

If the previous 43 presidential administrations social secretaries - if we had that many in the past - were expected to be front and center meeting the guests as they arrived, Ms. Rogers was in the wrong place.

I do understand Phil your thoughts on this, but she was not in the proper position for an affair such as this.

Do you even remember the Indian guest of honor?

I certainly do not remember the name. Unless I google it.

Phil, I even had a jokey-joke about ex-hubbie John Rogers being there. I won't tell it here but use your imagination.

Imagine Mark Sullivan's social advantage over Desiree Rogers, when he, as the person responsible for White House security, assigned to the task of admitting people, after they are identified on a list, with the additional requirement to call the Social Secretary's office, if a person who is not on the list, requests admission. But his staff admits a couple who were not on the list, and they did not call the Social Secretary's Office, and he admits that his staff did not follow protocol, yet people deny his culpability, and they blame Desiree Rogers instead. http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/desiree-rogers-and-fort-hood-case-affirmative-action-0

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