Put on your red dress baby, and wear your smile -- but don't come back on Wednesday (afp)
Yeah -- you're totally sick of anything Salahi-related. So are we! But Wednesday's state dinner at the White House for Felipe Calderone is the first one since the last state dinner in November (which was the first of this administration) for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
From today's White House briefing:
QUESTION: One other question on a different topic. You will (inaudible) another state dinner this week. Is the White House confident that all procedures been corrected, changed, whatever needs to be done to make sure you don't have the kind of security problem you had last time?
GIBBS: We are. We are.
QUESTION: Could you elaborate what has been done?
GIBBS: I'm not going to elaborate on increased security procedures. That would be -- that would -- that would invite people to try to figure out how to evade them.
Is crashing White House state dinners really in danger of becoming a major activity for a lot of people? Or any people? Wednesday's event is also the first major event for Julianna Smoot, who replaced Desiree Rogers as White House social secretary. AP reports that guests will include Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria Parker and golfer Lorena Ochoa.
Please have your invitation ready. (ap file photo)