Photo source: (above) Canada Free Press, Judi McLeod, Editor
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, 8:12 a.m. EST, Fox and Friends TV News produced a photo from 2005, which includes Barack Obama centered in a small group including Michaele Salahi (half of the couple who have been accused of being strangers who were "uninvited" guests at the recent Obama White House Dinner). It seems the suppositions I had posited earlier were, in fact, valid. Thank God -- and the late Paul Harvey for "the rest of the story," which is not over yet. Stay tuned! ~Rev. L. Dowell, Voice Ink News Commentary
By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Where is Paul Harvey when you need him? It appears the Obama Administration has given the nation another oops moment. But, we cannot help it, if former President George W. Bush made his eight-year tenure in the Office look so easy that every fool thought they could do a better job. Enter the DEMs' favorite and most highly favored son, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
Any time you have almost the entire nation and the global community whispering in your ear telling you "Yes (you) can," you are bound to begin believing yourself to be invincible and pretty near indestructible and that everything you place your hands to do will turn to gold. Somehow, accolades can become your worst enemy, if you are not settled and grounded in self and truth.
This latest gaff of the reportedly "uninvited White House guests" slipping by the White House staff and security presents for us yet one more moment of levity from the administration's heavy-handed, ongoing push of various legislative bills towards Obama to be signed into law, such as "Hate Crime," "Free Choice," "Abortion," "Same Sex Marriage," "Cap and Trade," and many more to come but against the majority of the people's will. I am still laughing every time I see the photo flashed on the TV screen showing Michaele Salahi and her husband, Tareq, posing with noted political dignitaries and journalists like they belong. And, no doubt they do. After all, they were introduced and presented to Obama for the well-circulated photo session. Just look at that wide grin on Obama's face! (Forgive me if I forego the usual blonde jokes)
How could anybody feel so comfortable coming in off the street and getting close enough to Vice President Joe Biden, place her hand on his chest, turn to the cameras, and smile? Where was Dr. Jill? Wouldn't you think somebody would stop short of snapping that picture and tell Michaele Salahi that is a "no no?" But, that's the picture that really cracks me up every time I see it!! The look on Biden's face is priceless and he appears to be enjoying every moment for all the world to see. How "stately!"
The Guest Who Has the White House Invitation - Or Not?!
Somebody is not telling the truth! And the way the Obama White House has been vacillating since he took office on January 20, 2009, I suppose it would be very difficult to determine who is and who is not being truthful about the situation. I mean -- the Salahi's even came dressed up in formal attire, and her bright red dress just screams, "I have arrived!" Who wouldn't take notice of them and wonder who these people are and what is their role in society? Apparently, somebody in attendance must have known who they were. Apparently, somebody must have said, "They're o.k. They're with me! Let 'em through." But, really! I don't understand what all the excitement is about because, when the Obamas' State Dinner was announced publicly, didn't we hear Obama state he was holding it outside in tents instead of inside the White House, because he wanted the American people to be able to get in??? So, what's the problem? Who knew??
The Indian Prime Minister White House Guest and His Wife, Who?!
Even though Obama started out his sojourn in the White House with scheduled "Happy Hours" and socials for the news media and entertainers to come mingle and wine and dine with him and other guests, this particular scheduled event was touted as being the very first White House State Dinner. Never mind that the puzzled public couldn't figure out why the White House would have as their first state guests, dignitaries from India instead of from one of America's more notable allies. And, now, we may never know unless we search the small print in the back of newspapers or hear news reports on some very late night, obscure news station in order to know that the Guest of Honor for the night was Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister, and his wife.
For the most part, the supposedly "uninvited" Salahi's drove that political story right off the front pages of news periodicals all across the nation. And there they stand the talk of the town! (are we laughing yet?) To be sure, the White House security and many government agencies don't think this is the least bit funny. Nevertheless, the Obamas' beloved staff have reportedly denied knowing whether the Salahi's had received invites even while the Salahi's maintain that they did. And they have engaged an attorney spokesperson to defend them even as calls go forth from TV news pundits to make an example of them and even put them in jail. WHAT??!!
If the Salahi's Can't Dine With the Obama's Then Who Can?
News reports state the Salahi's showed up for that prestigious event in a long limo and with photogs trailing close behind to record every last moment. Archival articles found in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal give a pretty good background on the now infamous couple. Therefore, it is even more puzzling to me why White House security must not have even taken time to go on the internet and find out who any of the invited guests are. The government has access to the latest technology, think tanks, and proverbial records of "Who's Who" everywhere in the world. Therefore, I find it difficult to believe the government is now publicly whining about a couple of billionaires coming to "crash" the White House dinner which was held OUTSIDE! How ridiculous is that?!
Tareq Salahi is almost 40 years old. He is a young man who lives in Hume, Virginia, with his family and owns a world renown winery called, "OASIS." Hume, Virginia, is also reportedly the homeland of Fox TV's journalist, Britt Hume. And, with neighbors like that, how bad could the Salahi's be? Furthermore, while news pundits are on TV yelling about the Salahi's having filed lawsuits in the Virginia courthouse, they fail to add those suits have been ongoing for years and that hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for them. That's nothing to sneeze at.
The Salahi's may have actually done the Obamas' and the nation a favor by identifying a real flaw in the Obama administration's loosely and flippant attitude. On the one hand, the Obamas' are complaining and sending out armed police and FBI agents and CIA agents to threaten and intimidate citizens, if they speak out and tell the truth about Barack Obama. And, on the other hand, Barack and Michelle Obama are apt to be found out on the town seated amongst a crowd of people, such as during their recent visit with family members to watch a basketball game coached by his brother-in-law, Michelle's brother. How fearful could they be for their lives, when Obama was seated down front and up close and not encased inside of any bulletproof enclosure while he was enjoying that basketball game? Where was the security detail?
Could it be that Obama's security detail is feeling frustrated by their attempts to keep up with their job to protect him, when he is determined to have it his way or have them hit the highway? Could the White House security detail be subjected to the same overbearing as the American public?
My mind cannot grasp how those two "guests" from that well-known Virginia family could have escaped the Obama radar along the path to the party. But I cannot overlook the fact that Tareq's father is reportedly from Israel and is Palestinian. And, it just so happens that Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has the same background as Tareq, in that his father is also from Israel and is Palestinian. Tareq is known to be a jet setting polo player who is well-known to the international set, especially in the Middle East. But, so, too, are Rahm and Obama known to be jet setters. And, to date, when we look back over the documented record, it is easy to surmise that, if RahmBO knows anybody on the political, fundraising, party circuit, then its a sure bet that Obama would at least have a passing acquaintance at some time or another throughout all of these years of them knowing one another.
Stay tuned. The late Paul Harvey is probably putting together "the rest of the story" right now, because all of this supposition is just the beginning.