Nov 28, 2009

Michaele Salahi, Fibber at the Palace

Michaele is a knockout there in the receiving line, showing His Obamaness ruby lips and acres of ivory and, probably, a little tongue. But that isn't what this is about.

The subject matter is AP's reminder of a crucial feature of our system of governance:

"It is unclear what the couple told officers at the checkpoint that allowed them to go through the security screening. Federal law makes it a crime to knowingly and willfully falsify statements on matters within the federal government's jurisdiction."

So, you see, it is criminal to lie to the federal government. Lying by the federal government, however, is an ancient tradition, honored by our Masters above all other principles. This is for your own good, of course.


Jinglebob said...

If it weren't so true it would be so funny!

But then they are the great people and we are but little insects to them. They only need us at election time and tax time.


Tam said...

The latest round of squalling is hilarious:

"And now we find out that they actually got close enough to touch The Won!!!!"

Uh, I thought that was implied by the fact that they were at a State Dinner, which is a formal affair with a receiving line...

Jim said...

The receiving line bit was reported a little too franticly this morning for my taste.

The touching of Obamaness Flesh was rather predictable, knowing they cleared the invitation check and physical security. The most likely alternative was that they would have been confronted and removed before approaching the receiving line.

The White House staff and the showcase Marine social aides are expert at handing such matters quietly and subtly, but even the most elegant bum's rush would have been noticed and almost assuredly reported immediately in the Post's Style Section. Next to stealing, the things Washington does best are leaking and gossiping.

TJP said...

I refuse to be distracted from the war, Massive Medical Market Interference and Climategate by this rubbish.

These three issues are huge--there's undoubtedly a concerted effort to distract people with moronic White House photo-ops, the shopping season, and local news from Seattle and New York--the latter, while serious, do not effect the entire country.

This, of course, is buried under (mentally deficient) human interest stories.