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November 27th, 2009
09:00 AM ET

White House Party Crashers

We are learning more now about the couple that walked into the president’s state dinner this week, without an invitation. A film crew from the Bravo Cable Network was following Tareq and Michaele Salahi as part of a tryout for a reality show.

The Secret Service is investigating how the couple got into the party. The Salahi’s publicist insists the couple didn’t crash the event.

We want your reaction to this story. Post your comments here, and Fredricka will read some of them in the Newsroom, at 10am ET.


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  1. Michelle

    I wonder why they crashed the party? were they just crazy? seems to be alot of that going around I pray this does not encourage some right wing wacko I pray for the safety of Our President God Bless him and his beautiful family,which by the way are doing a wonderful job representing America !

    November 27, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  2. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This raises the question of the security of of our nation If Charles Holder cant keep the white house secure then how can we trust him to keep our Nation secure just how many dangerous people has infiltrated into our country because of the incompetence of our security forces .

    November 27, 2009 at 9:55 am |
  3. Desiree

    It is disturbing that the Secret Service missed this breach. If this can happen, what else gets by under our noses?

    As for the over indulged socialites? They should be taught a lesson and brought up on charges. According to what I have heard they are financial straights. And to be so bold as to crash a State Dinner!!?? Disgusting.

    November 27, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  4. Ann Marie

    I don't know the law but I say shame on the couple for pulling such an immature stunt. What kind of morally unprincipled people are they? Shame on the White House staff for letting this happen. I also say shame on the media for keeping this ridiculous story alive.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  5. Serge

    If anything, we should congratulate the Salahis for having the gall to calmly walk through security, and make their way into the event. It shows that in spite of the extraordinary security, our President can still be accessed by the common citizen.

    On the other hand, in light of the Baloon Boy saga and the Salahis, perhaps our President could propose stronger regulation of the reality show industry.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  6. Art Lane

    I think that their pathetic attempt to obtain 15 minutes of fame is going to have a very real consequence for some CIA/FBI agent and perhaps even a few military personnel. The idea that one of these patriots could potentially lose their job or be re-assigned to a weather station in the Arctic Circle because of the carelessness of these media hounds is truly sad!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  7. Masika and Grandma

    They crashed the President of the United States State party not some teenage or hollywood event...weapon or no weapon, they need to go to jail...Its disrespectful and rude. I also believe who ever is responsible for letting them in should be fired immediately, and put in jail as well...this is no joke and neither is The President or First Family of our great country

    November 27, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  8. jeff w

    I think the crashers story is hilarious.

    Merely a reflection of how this administration protects its borders and military bases. Loose and hands off!

    Imagine if they were terrorists? If they were, the spin would be that they were party crashers!

    Nothing new here, just another day in the fantasy world of Obamaland!

    Jeff W.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  9. Kelly

    If you want a reality show, then go to a network and get one. Stay out of the lime life of our President. He doesn't have time for all this drama.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  10. Ginger Knudsen

    Dear Fredricka,

    The couple that crashed the White House dinner should be held accountable for their self-serving actions although the media has given them more than their 15 minutes of fame over the past few days. Let the Secret Service do their job of investigation of the pair and don't make the story "headline news" anymore.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  11. Zack

    I believe that the this story should be dropped from the media. This couple is getting what they sought out for, media attention. I also hope that this couple will be arrested for their crime. This couple needs to know that crashing the president party and lying to officials is a crime!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  12. Melissa

    I think that Fredricka failed to listen to the overall message coming from the woman she interviewed: Giving ANY attention to the 2 party crashers is exactly what they want. This is an indictment on society as a whole as we continue to strive to the lowest common denominator of person to make famous through "Reality TV". Stop paying attention to these morons and they will go away. And I sincerely hope that the party crashers spend quality time in prison.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  13. Dave

    If there was a Bravo t.v. crew following this couple around, why didn't that fact clue someone in that something was up. I feel these people may have had an inside connection.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  14. Sharon Wright in Toronto

    My fear is that if an anorexic, bleached blonde in a Sari with a tornado between her ears can access the White House, surely someone with an agenda could do the same.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  15. Tom

    Yeah the crashers walked through a magnetometer, that should detect any metal, what about infectious agents, liquids, gases, etc.,
    This is an inexcusable lapse of security surrounding our President.
    The secret service involved should be thankful they don't work for the Chinese government, they'd be executed.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  16. Marvin Gerr

    The current White House Gate Crashers are no different than John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald or any other person who has tried get notoriety by getting close to the President of the United States. As a society we need to demand that the federal authorities prosecute this couple to the fullest extent of the law. This is not a harmless stunt.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  17. John Goodman

    They are shameless publicity seekers - like the "baloon boy" family. They should be tried, sentenced and punished for any laws boken ... and shunned by their associates.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  18. Chris

    This couple should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! The white House should send a signal that it is not ok to enter Presidential events on a whim. If the White house doesn't throw the book at them, then every psycho and Obama hater will be inspired to try the same thing.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  19. Javito-Atl

    they should of course be punished and charged with trespassing since they were not invited. entertainment should never mixed with government charges should be brought against this wannabes so it creates a precedent for future state party crashers. what country would we be having if things like this start happening.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  20. Natalie Burrows

    It is shocking that we can find money for unnecessary wars abroad while our own safety is breached at home. The President, his wife, and his guests are, in essence, symbols of ourselves. If we are cutting corners on their – and our – safety, it is a serious business. Heads should roll and enhanced security measures must be added to these events – regardless of cost.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  21. Daniel

    It is obvious that responsibility for this rests solely on the shoulders of the Secret Service. In my eyes, if the Salahi's were able to get admitted to the party without the use of any kind of force, they did nothing wrong. It is not the responsibility of the Salahi's to decide that they shouldn't attempt to enter the party. It is the job of the Secret Service to refuse to allow them to enter.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  22. Kris

    I think that it is sad that TWO people were able to penetrate the Obama security. I think that this just adds to the joke of the administration over all. If it was this easy for people to get into a party what keeps people out that have other motives for being there. It is quite comical that they were able to get in, but it could be a possible breakdown in national security.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  23. Debbie

    This truly proves that some people have no shame and will do whatever they can to grab a few minutes of the spotlight. This couple should be hanging their heads on their way to the court room. They should definitely face charges and then drift quietly away while facing the same fate as the balloon boy parents. Unfortunately, this incident will probably be used for more bashing of the Obama administration.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  24. Calexfo

    The folks who defied the law and "crashed" the state dinner to honor the Indian Prime Minister, posed a risk the the President. They should be prosecuted and the full weight of the law and penalties must be applied.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  25. TC

    I can't believe you guys spend so much time on crap like this. OMG a couple normal people got to eat dinner with the elites for a night. Be glad they aren't terrorists, figure out the security flaws and fix them. You guys talk about how people do this stuff for publicity and how its so horrific. If you didn't sit there and talk about them for hours, nobody would know who they are, and look! you solved the problem youselves cnn... Society is saved!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  26. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    These people need to be given jobs to test more highly secure establishments to keep our security forces on there toes because incompetence is verry dangerous .

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  27. Kristie M.

    Quit giving people like this publicity. You are feeding the problem. Let the legal system address them. You need to concentrate on stories like the one concerning the Delphi salaried retiree pension plight. That's an important story deserving publicity.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  28. terry komar

    The party crashers at the State dinner should be prosecuted to the limits of the law. The incident is no laughing matter. An example has to be set to stop this kind of stuff from snowballing by other crazies.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  29. Faith Frankel

    The real embarrassment is that our national media are devoting so much time and attention to this story, which plays right into this misbehaving couple's intentions. There are so many truly important issues that should be a reporting priority.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  30. Linda

    The media encourages this type of behavior by making it frontline news. It is continually talked about for days which gives the perpetrators the publicity they were seeking in the first place. Personal shenanigans should never overshadow important things.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  31. Al

    Why are we rushing to conclusion? The media seems to be painting this negative picture of the Salahis when in reality they are nothing like what the media has made them out to be. I have always been a supporter of this couple and always will be. They were invited and were cleared to attend. If they were not on the official guest list then that indicates some sort of mistake on the WH staff or somebody else-but the couple did not crash any parties. I have crashed many parties in my time but to crash a WHITE HOUSE party? Only James Bond could pull that one off.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  32. Ron

    Without penalties, what stops situations like this and the balloon boy fiasco from continuing? If we continue to idolize such activity, it will only continue. Charge these people as appropriate and stop the insanity.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  33. jim macdonald

    It's time to put a stop to these TV pranks before someone really gets hurt! These party crashers need to be used as an example, and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law in hopes that it will put an end to anymore balloon boy wanna be's out there who are certainly watching! How-a-bout we also take a hard look at the TV networks that are at the root of the problem.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  34. Joe in Oxford CT.

    I think this is an embarrassment to the Obama administration. Heads should roll at both the Secret Service and office of the Social Secretary. Additionally, the party crashers should charged and do some actual time behind bars too. As your guest intimated our media focused society seems to encourage these acts of self promotion such as balloon boy. This kind of behavior will continue until it's perpetrators are severely and publicly punished.

    J.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  35. Todd Papple

    It has been reported that the 'party crashers' at the White House were simply trying to get their '15 minutes of fame'...........and this is exactly what the media gives them. I think the major news stations are as much to blame based on all the discussion – why not simply ignore these types of people, sooner or later, if they don't get their spot light, people will quit trying to do something 'newsworthy'.

    Lets look at it this way, Major League Baseball made the decision over 10 years ago not to broadcast on any game coverage when a fan goes on the field and runs around, usually drunk. It was common sense that if this was no longer broadcast, people would quit doing it. It has worked! Although it still happens, its simply ignored and the drunk gets a night in jail, thats it.

    If MLB has it figured out, perhaps CNN can too.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  36. Angela Tacoma Washington

    We have to put a stop to all the "want a be star seekers". They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent, and. Bravo should be fined and future access denied to the white house for any events, for breech of safety to our leaders both the president, his staff and secret service. They should be made an example of, plain and simple.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  37. Gary E. Masters

    Might be a surprise to have two uninvited guest. But it is also a good way to test security procedures and practices. I was in Army Intelligence and we sent people around to test security with a pizza truck. Now these people are not hostile and if they do succeed we find holes in the security. That is good.

    Think of it as being the same as reporters trying to get news. They are testing the security system all the time and we are learning how to make it better.

    So, this may embarrass some, but the over all effect may have a good side.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  38. Carol Vrancik

    I feel this couple should be treated as any other terrorist would be treated. Their "reality" interests just demonstrated, for the television audience and the world, that there is an easy way to get close to the President. Other folks that have tried to get close have been incarcerated. Nothing short of this should be in the future of this couple. This type of action would go a long way to prevent others from trying with more serious intent from attempting such an invasion.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  39. James D. Cash

    Fame isn't always pleasant. It might have been funny in another time, and place, but the people that attends these evens plays a critical role in the functioning of the world.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  40. Nancy

    Everyone is searching for their 15 minutes of fame! These clowns are an embarrassment to the entire Nation. They have no respect for their Nation or the Office of the Presidency! I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the Law. Maybe then, they'll learn respect for our Nation of Laws.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  41. dr peter dohan

    dear ms whitfield, you are a great anchor. here is my comment on this hilarious and potential tragic ego ploy

    i would like to see if they could crash out of leavenworth the next twenty years.

    when it comesto the safety of our president, zero tolerance. \

    happy day afterturkey day, peter h dohan, md

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  42. Gary Hoyle

    Regarding the White House party crashers, one question that comes to mind is if they weren't invited, at whose table were they seated? It seems that it would have been apparent that they didn't belong there if they had no assigned place to sit. Were there extra seats available? How can this happen?

    November 27, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  43. donna prince

    I strongly feel these people should be prosecuted. They lied to the Secret Service and the people responsable for the safety of the President and First Lady and all the dignetaries. When you think that Martha Stewart was sent to jail for lying to the Federal Agents about a stock sale which put absolutely no one in danger then justice should be carried out in accordance with the gravity of their behavior.
    Just think, if these people had an adjenda to do harm to members of the invited guests they could have got hold of any of the cuttelry on the tables and used it as a weapon.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  44. Barbara Agarwal

    Please be a VERY loud voice for the thousands of families who discussed over yesterday's many dinner tables the "party-crashing" Tareq and Michaele Salahi's presence at the White House. First there was "balloon boy" and now we are dealing with people (I do not care how "well heeled.") who lied to a federal officer to enter the home of the Obamas. Additionally, the person who thought "they looked formal enough" needs to loose his/her job.

    This was a national security issue. Because most citizens were busy with Thanksgiving preparations, and expected to hear only of the Salahis' arrests and the firing of at least ONE security employee, imagine the shock at reading about a possible reality show to come from this crime. "Because they did not look like terrorists" was the security person's answer?

    Please use air time and encourage ALL DESKS OF CNN to discuss the real scenario:
    Any "crasher" could have been a terrorist, blown up every dignitary there–including the President, First Lady, Vice President, and the PM of India. The people of the US want criminal charges and imprisonment for the Sahalis (or at least enough of a "shake up" to make their holidays as disturbing as ours)–not reality show offers–as a response from our media and from our government. If they had been terrorists, Fredericka, it could have been a very different kind of Thanksgiving for all of us. Please state the true criminal charges that Tareq and Michaele Salahi should be facing...and let us, the people, speak.

    Barbara C. Agarwal

    November 27, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  45. Darryl

    We should not continue to call these persons dinner or party crashers and instead find out what crimes of trespass they may have committed and send sincere messages to our nation that this will not be tolerated.

    Security forces at the gates should already have been interrogated and suspended until their replacements can be installed. We should also ascertain the backgrounds of these people to quell any rumor mills.

    Ultimately, the proper reaction is not to minimize the threat and security issue of a breach at such an event, but to properly place it in the context which it deserves and to announce the immediate and certain disciplinary and criminal response to these people and anyone considering similar activities.

    If I were President, I would have had complete background reports of the violators as well as those responsible for security on my desk. I would have a brief from my security advisors on the individuals, any corporations or associations they may have been involved in since the 3rd grade, any ties to foreign entities and their larger political views. I would have the same data for the camera crew.

    I would then have a recommendation by the end of the day of the range of responses that were available and would let the security forces come up with their own remediation plan.

    I would consider the dangers to The Presidency, my wife and family, that of the Vice President and other US Officials and the families and nations of our guests.

    My public response, which I would deliver sooner than later, would carry the gravity and foresight of the event itself.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  46. Kenneth Christopher

    Of course, this is a homeland security breach. The bottom line is one or more persons responsible for security did not perform the job they were supposed to in protecting the President. If strangers can crash a White House event, it demonstrates to our enemies that we are poor homeland security planners and managers. Someone needs to be held accountable. The public needs assurances its government can manage security expertly.

    As for the party crashers, my sincere hope is there is a federal agent in DC assigned to seek evidence to support the arrest and prosecution of these scalawags!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  47. John

    Hi,
    The story of party crashers at the White House is outrageous. I cannot believe how easy is was for those two to enter the White House and be treated like all the other guests.

    I believe some accountability is in order. If whoever is in charge of security can't handle security, get someone in there who can.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  48. richard hobel

    how could these people be seated,thhes events are usually run on a strict assign seating basis where there extras seats?(just in case!) not in the White House i use to know..........

    November 27, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  49. 1LT Monique L. Spalding

    A Salute to the Commander-in-Chief

    I ask since CNN is suppose to "keep them honest" that press use the proper language these are not "party crashers" there was a White House Breach of Security which is a serious problem.

    One will have to then think about the following issues:

    1. Is former Vice Prsident Dick Cheynne correct in his views and comments regarding the new Administration. Especially now that within the same year the White House has had a Breach of Security.

    2. How embarrassing is it going to look for the Commander-in-Chief to reveal the long awaited Presential Plan for Afghanistan. How many of people do you honestly think he is going to be able to convice just having a Breach of Security in his own house.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  50. Shannon E

    Thay went to far. I'm really miffed at how security with this sitting president is versus past. From the rally he attended earlier this year where people were bearing arms to this.

    I liken this incident to the Hennes (balloon boy), because they were attempting to be on a tv show the did something out landish. To go further, and post pictures and ham it up posing as they walked thru. She seemed more at ease with what they had done than he.

    The agents that dropped the ball, needless to say, that should be a" career ending mistake".

    November 27, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  51. Allen Owen

    If you want to scold someone scold the secret service and all connected.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  52. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    The media isnt giving fame and fourthune to nuts but are doing what the public exspects them to and that is keeping the American people informed of dangerous mistakes and crooked people .

    November 27, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  53. El Paso - Art

    I agree with the former WH Social Secretary. Not only is it sad that our society encourages stunts like that by this couple, sneaking through WH security and the Colorado couple, lying about a life threatening situation to their child, simply to draw attention to themselves, and that by doing so, they might be awarded with a part in a reality show. An even more disappointing "reality" is that both of these stunts have caused, or will cause, expenditures by governments which eventually are paid by taxes levied on all of us.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  54. Paco

    There is a funny side to this story that I can't ignore, but at the same time, when I hear that these two clowns did this to create some kind of popularity clout, I say slap 'em silly and throw them in jail. We got enough celebrity "stars" as it is! As far as security breach, come on, this is not a 007 movie, muslim terrorists still look like muslim terrorist, not like blond bimbos.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  55. Sharon S.

    ANY White House Gate Crasher should be penalized and sent to jail. Fullest extent of law. That is our Commander in Chief and any publicity stunt that could possibly endanger their lives or the lives of their guests is totally unacceptable.
    Publicity seekers should not get their picture in the news other than for their jail term and The news media should go back to reporting the important news rather than playing into publicity seekers hands.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  56. Laura

    It is pathetic that people have such little respect for themselves and for our leaders that they stoop to a level as low as crashing a white house private event for attention.
    What is even more pathetic I am afraid is the publicity that they are receiving because of such repetitive media coverage. Why don´t you drop it here and now CNN?

    November 27, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  57. Joanne, Washington DC

    Can these folks be charged with illegal, premeditated tresspassing onto government property? What would someone be charged with if they illegally entered onto the secured property of a nuclear power plant or area 51?

    These people are desperate for money and have shown they will do anything for it – therefore they are dangerous to the public and should be monitored and on probation and fined accordingly. Otherwise, more people will follow in their footsteps.

    I hope they do not get into a reality TV show. If they do, I hope everyone will write to the sponsors to stop them in their "greed at any cost " to others.

    I don't think the secret service was at fault. They were checking for dangerous objects at their check point. It was up to whomever was checking the guest list/social secretary to notify the secret service to escort them out.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:42 am |
  58. danny paul

    The White House party crashing is an integrity issue. It reminds me of someone buying a healthcare vote for $350 million dollars, only that the government got out a little cheaper this time.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  59. gary

    yes! I Agree with most of the blogs here also they should be punish this is not a joke. its a breach of security, and for that matter the secret service someone job should be at stake. also this should not be broadcast this only encourge some other nut to try this. think people!!!!!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  60. oscar cabrera

    Is scary thinking about our president's security and also shameful for this couple showing up at a party they were not invited.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  61. Monique

    A Salute the the Commander-in-Chief!

    If CNN is keeping them honest so I ask that you allow me to keep CNN honest. CNN, please do not "downplay this as "WHITE HOUSE PARTY CRASHERS". As a member of U.S. Army and a Force Protection Officer in combat in Afghanistan this is a White House Breach of Security which is a very serious problem.

    One may think of the following:

    1. Is former Vice President Dick Cheynne

    November 27, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  62. Donna Lee

    Thank God! They were not terrorists with Obama, Biden and Pelosi present! Who would be next in the chain of command had
    something awful happened?

    Shame on our Secret Service!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  63. Ina

    These "celebrity seekers" are costing the taxpayers moneys. If Bravo makes millions off this, they should have to forfeit the moneys. ( Was the Bravo film crew invited? Or were they crashing, also? ) There should be laws concerning "celebrity seekers" who use up taxpayers resources. If restitution is not made, people should have to do real jail time. What are we telling our young people? What are we telling the world about our country? Seems the current fad is "Break the Law, be a Celebrity, Get Rich!"

    November 27, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  64. Henry1211

    Inside job!!!! Embarassment is the only way to diminish his popularity!!!!

    November 27, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  65. wayne eure

    just shows how lax our security is. does this admimstration
    really want to try the terrorists in nyc?

    November 27, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  66. Terry

    Stop talking about it and get on to real news items. Your excessive coverage will encourage other kooks to do similar outrageous things

    November 27, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  67. Shawn

    Just a shame across the board...Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, other Blogs, and this technology age, the COMMON PEOPLE are exposing and expressing how things have been going on for the ages. Are the general public better at Security and Journalism?.....On a funnier note: What kind of Etiquette is going on with the White House Staffers? If someone extra showed up and not invited to one of my functions, they would have been immediately Defrauded plus SOL because I wouldn't have added another place setting to one of my tables that were strategically placed with name cards assigned.. Now, that was the final straw and the most offensive measure of getting past all Security check-points ...LOL....Waiting to hear more as this STORY unveils....

    November 27, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  68. Marsha May

    I cannot understand why this couple is not in jail. Would not anyone else who comes bopping into the Whitehouse be arrested immediately? What is so special about this couple that they have not been taken to jail in handcuffs? I also believe that this couple was trying to show their disrespect for our president and his first lady.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  69. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Who cares about Biden or Palosi there exspendeble it's the presidents safety thats important.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  70. Rick

    I happened to be watching your segment when you had the former social secretary and requested that she offer her views as to how crashing the White House State Dinner could have occurred. Her responses were pitifully and none responsive. Instead of answering the questions she decided to go off on some irrelevant nonesense about the ballon boy. The problem here as I see it , the crashing was a very, very , very serious matter. And the Secret Service had better get to the bottom of it ASAP. This nonesense that the media is conveying that the President was never in danger is disingenuous, misleading and not true. These gate crashers could have poison or possessed any other dangerous secret type weapon concealed somewhere. Remember the European leader who was poison by the Russians. The fact that they got in Dinner and apparently roamed around at will is sufficient enough to give them the opportunity to do harm to the President. The only saving grace is that these people apparently were not interested in doing harm, but only to obtain publicity. Who took the pictures of the couple with the other guests, including the VP and was able to get them on the internet so soon – before the dinner was over? Some heads should row immediately for this horrendous breach of security and the couple should be arrested forthwith.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  71. jewel geoge with nikki's art designs

    i don't think there is any thing cute or funny about any one crossing the the US security events.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  72. Lorraine in PA

    Can't wait for the news coverage when they walk before the cameras on their way to jail. And they should go to jail.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  73. Patricia Peach

    Enough about this couple. You know what they want and you are just giving them their glory. The same thing about the boy in the balloon.
    I really think you encourage people to do these stupid stunts.

    Find some good things people do to report on.

    November 27, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  74. Sherry

    These people are polo-playing socialites with their own publicist! They should be helping poor people or doing some charitable work. So many out of work, hungry, struggling people in the U.S. and they only are thinking about themselves, trying to get richer and more famous. They are now famous, but should not profit off of this escapade. I hope they are punished, not rewarded. What gall these people have! They are a perfect example of "me" people. Only thinking of themselves. Are they registered Republicans or Democrats, by the way?

    November 27, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  75. PJparker

    They are not "party crashers", they are just like every other crazy who tries to get past White House security. If they had tried to sneak through the front gate and ignored all security and attempts to protect our President, they would have been shot. They were more well dressed and more creative than the other crazies hanging out in front of the gates, but they are just the same; they have an agenda that is NOT in the best interest of America.

    November 27, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  76. Tom

    It never fails to amuse me when the public blames so much on "the media", if it wasn't for the media and I mean a FREE media as in "freedom of the press", we would be living in a gulag! Wake up everyone, the media is part and parcel of what makes America.

    November 27, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  77. Paula Lauren Gibson

    This publicity stunt should be treated the same as the balloon boy stunt... straight to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200....They should be forced to forfeit any Bravo profits as part of the criminal restitution. Without severe and swift punishment, copy cats will be encouraged to try similar stunts.

    November 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  78. Kelli

    Hi Fredricka,

    I am so tired of certain people like the Salahi's doing anything to be famous. At times I feel like people want to be famous for some of the most ridiculous things. I will not congratulate the Salahi's for anything that they have done. What they did was absolutely appauling. I just want to know how all of this got started? and why would they breach security just for fame?

    I take this dillema serious, because it shows that there is a serious problem with our national security.

    November 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  79. w. Simpson

    I think the ppl who think this was smart/cute/hilarious should try it & see how far they get. You'd be behind bars & the key thrown away. –These money hungry glory seekers should have the book thrown at them & rot in jail. nanafred

    November 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  80. Annie Jones

    Seems the 'crashers' got a real kick out of fooling White House personnel. They did have many people smiling....
    PROBLEM IS....... Letting this go with a 'slap on the hand' will be an invitation to another "J W Booth" .......and THAT would destroy this country completely! I don't need to tell you how....just use your imagination!!

    November 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  81. David

    Patricia Peach, I agree. The media is going blow this totally out proportion and spend hours going over it for what seems like an eternity. Eventually we'll all spontaneously exclaim, "Disgusting!" and walk away from our televisions. There is reporting on good people are doing but there could be a lot more.

    Having said that, this is a serious breach of White House security and should be fully investigated. And the press is right to completely expose the matter. I don't know if this does say somehting about our society as the Bush Social Secretary was supposing. At this pt, it's true the Salahi's publicist is saying they were in fact invited, but if that's the case security should be able to confirm that immediately. So even if they did not actually "crash" the state dinner, there is a breach of keeping track of WH guests.

    November 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  82. Shawn

    Come on now, I have an array of "Striking Blonde" female friends. On several occasions, I've heard these striking beauties constantly tell me how they can just fling their hair and get out of speeding tickets so I'm sure Michaele Salahi's somewhat all American girl beauty and her charismatic charm enabled her to waltz pass the White House Secured Gates into this White House Gala. Sounds like a script for the movie Zorro starring Antoino Banderas eluding his foe and charming his way to mingle with Royalty but this is starring Michaele Salahi the Blond Bombshell-Astonishing!!!!!

    November 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  83. Marina B

    the govt strictly enforce tight security measures at all airports in America and yet things were so loose in the White House!!! shame shame...

    November 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  84. L Grella

    Absolutely agree that these "lying party crashers"should be indicted and put on trial as Martha Stewart was. Could you imagine being in the receiving line of the PRESIDENT and taking photos with POTUS, VEEP and Chief of Staff. Next to our President? How dare the security detail call themselves security. The damage that could have been done.

    And all this while millions of people go barefoot to go through security and 80 year olds with hip replacements get full frisked at airports. What are we thinking? Are we?

    November 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm |
  85. L Grella

    To the person who thinks that there was nothing dangerous as they went through a security check - have you heard of plastic explosives?

    November 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  86. Mwalimu Musonda

    I am terribly disturbed that this uninvited couple was allowed into the white house State dinner. Are the secret service working for our President or some right wing conservatives? This could not have happened if it was any other President. The entire secret service need to be fired. I fear for the life of our President. I was praying for him before but now I have to double my efforts. Can congress investigate to see whether this couple are a part of the wider network which the secret service might be a part of.

    November 27, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  87. Rosetta James

    what punishment would be suitable for that gorgeous blonde woman and her okay looking husband? Let's see now. We'll just pretend the White House dinner crashers were black people and the president was George W. Bush. Whatever punishment would be meted out against these people should be given to the Salahi's. Or will she get away with no punishment because she's cute??????????????

    November 27, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  88. David

    Speaking of crashers. A tip of the hat to Tiger Woods's wife who isn't afraid to break though some glass to make sure her husband is allright. I would be a lot more worried if she was just standing around making confidential comment to the first responders. YUP!

    November 28, 2009 at 12:17 am |
  89. Peleti

    Throw the book at them just for being another one of those reality show folks who want to extend their 15 minutes of fame.

    November 28, 2009 at 12:34 am |
  90. Donna Lee

    I took this breach of security as a very serious matter. Had something awful happened, who would be next in command to run the country?
    Remember Obama, Biden and Pelosi were present. Someone said, the Secretary of State. What about Hilary? Was she there? I don't remember seeing her enter. Someone else said, the Secretary of Defense would be in charge. I'm not sure!

    If anyone knows the answer, please inform us.

    Shame! Shame! Shame on our Secret Service!

    November 28, 2009 at 1:11 am |
  91. Dan K

    The crowed should be praised for exposing our "lack" of security!

    November 28, 2009 at 8:42 am |
  92. john stewart

    personally i think pres. oboma should invite the couple to a formal dinner, and thank them for showing him a breech in security by the secret service. then politely tell them how wrong they were, on so many levels, and what could have happend to them. charges should not be brought against them, since they shouldn't have ever gotten in, in the first place. security personal should be fired for such a breech. the secret service should be held acountable for letting them in, and thanking the couple for exposing the person or persons in charge of security. it was not right, what they did. it could have cost the president his life, had it been people wishing to do him harm...dinner would be a small price to pay when you put things in proper perspective..dont think shifting the blame to the couple is the right response here!!!!

    November 28, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  93. Vincent

    Perhaps this brazen couple did us all a favor by showing us how vulnerable the President actually is. This failure will result in the necessary tightening of security. This isnt the first time a beautiful blonde and handsome man created an impressive image that duped someone.

    As for this socialite couple? They should be fined and the media should curtail the story. Don't feed into their desire for press.

    November 28, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  94. Eleanore

    These people should be punished to the full extent of the law. What they did is not a joke and certainly is not funny. Our President is always in danger and today so many people have ill feelings particularly about this very caring and intelligent man who is trying so hard to undo the mess he inherited. They "danced the tune" now they should have to "pay the piper". It is a grave matter of security.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  95. Claire

    I retract my snarky comment about Redskinettes – apparently Ms. Salahi wasn't one.

    Next, it's too bad we don't send people to the pillory anymore; if these two are so hot to be on public display, that would certainly be an appropriate way to do it.

    And, I would suggest that BRAVO! distance themselves as far and fast as they can from these two frauds lest they want to be accused of complicity, legally or otherwise, with them.

    Further, I feel for anyone who has been providing these jerks with goods and services because it looks like they're likely to be "stiffed", if they haven't been already.

    Very sad for all involved – but the Salahis are getting what they wanted – lots of attention.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  96. Louvenia

    I hope the "party crashers" are charged and hope that the charges are harsh. This is not funny, and you, T.J. Holmes have a responsibility to speak of this serious breach of security as such and not as a high school prank.

    Who's to say what kind of serious viruses, germs that they could have spread to our president, vice president and speaker. I find them truly disrespectful to this administration and the American people.

    It is time we treat folks who pull these dangerous stunts as criminals and not rock stars. Additionally, the security at the white house needs to be dealt with harshly as well.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  97. Sylvia

    HOW DARE THEY!!!
    To do this to our country and our president. What do you think would happen to these people if they did this in Iran or China? They need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Whether you like our president or not this was act against our president and country.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  98. camel

    the uninvited couple should be given no less than one year in jail

    November 28, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  99. Deborah

    Consider this: is it possibly the couple was sent and invitation by someone at the reality TV show? It would explain their walking in with confidence.

    November 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  100. Dr. D

    Was the White House Party Crashers funded by the GOP? Were they Republicans? Were they a part of a possible GOP Psychological Terroristic Assault on the President of the United States since they can't get away with a "Water Gate" anymore? Has the GOP gone to Psychological Welfare on the President of the United States? Because the President can't seem to do anything right in the eyes of the GOP. Blaming Him, Accusing Him, Discrediting Him, Embarrassing Him, an all out Psychological Terroristic Assault on the President. Is this happening? The GOP is in control of Wall Street, they are in control of who works and who doesn't. They are in control of Psychological Terroristic Assaulting the General Public by showing the American Public how wrong the President can be if they want to... Who or what organization if not the GOP was behind the Psychological Slap on the face of the President and His Staff at such an event. And to proof what I am saying is true why didn't they take photos with the two guess from India? It was done to belittle the first Black President of the United States so it seems. It is a shame people have to belittle others to make themselves look good. And now a republican is trying to say that they should be Charged? Sounds like there is more to this than meets the eye.

    Dr. D

    November 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  101. john

    I feel that if the people where immigrants (mexicans,blacks,arabs,italians) they would have been arrested and probley deported on site. how protected are we she shoke the president of US hand what if she had a bomb did they check that on her also! this is crazy and we are giving her fame everyday and every second that it's being discussed. what has the united states turned into a circus!

    November 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  102. Colton Fisher

    If the White House was collecting "place cards" in order for guests to meet the president, first lady, and the Prime Minister, how is it that Mr. and Mrs. Salahi were able to do so?

    November 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  103. Dick Weishuhn

    I'm wondering why they want to prosecute the party crashers? Seems to me they should be prosecuting the inefficiency of the CIA/FBI or whatever other idiots allowed them to crash the party. If they had done their jobs, the party would not have been crashed. The balloon peoples episode was a completely different situation.

    November 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  104. David

    Probably someone needs to be greeting guests as they come in, not only White House security. I guess that's the way it works. Why the back and forth about the invitation? Is it possible the security didn't record the Salahi's invitation? If there is a last minute clerical error, the guests need to be confirmed and their invitation inputted into the Secret Service computer, so I continue to wonder how this happened.

    November 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  105. John SCY

    This is so serious. These were not "party crashers". They intentionally breached security at a STATE DINNER.

    These guests were not checked for many things that can kill people other than guns. The magnetometer is quite shockingly "old school" at this level of security.

    Think of who was at the state dinner–Indian Prime Minister, President and the next 3 people in line for succession.

    The SS clearly needs to bring in some EXPERTS to tighten security (and educate the President who, though admirably courageous, doesn't seem to understand what constitutes "foolish risk"–note today's basketball game.)

    Anyone on CNN who says, "No harm done" by what this couple did is, imo, a fool.

    November 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  106. Nora K

    These "party crashers" should be prosecuted to the full extent that the law allows and put in the same prison with the balloon parents. These publicity seekers have violated laws and ethics in their craving for roles on, of all things, a reality television show! The safety of the Obamas, the Indian head of state and all the members of Obama's staff is paramount and these people have compromised this so that they can have their 15 minutes. They should be sent to prison for as long as the law will allow.
    And the Secret Service!!!?????!! Could they not spot that this blonde bimbo did not look like someone who belonged anywhere near the Obama White House?

    November 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  107. Deborah

    I still think the reality TV show set this up to happen. The couple would have been sent a fake invitation by someone involved with the TV show.

    It would explain why the couple's agent indicated that they had been invited.

    November 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  108. David

    That there was a camera crew there is surprising. The whole reality tv part of this dinner crashing is a breach of etiquette in and of itself. It's on the edge of being on the edge.

    Be that as it may, we have to find out if White House security was having the Salahis do anything like what other guests were doing, as far as presenting an invitation and coming up with background information.

    November 29, 2009 at 12:06 am |
  109. thomas

    i feel those two should be arrested for a couple of reasons for one they planed to invaid the white house...and if im correct when you try to invaid the white house grounds with out being invited the secret service will arrest you..and they set up a trend now for other copy cats to follow and this also shows that if this had been a plot to kidnap some one they actually gave ideas so yes they should be arrested for pulling pranks this is not what you call your every day tv show.

    November 29, 2009 at 6:40 am |
  110. Dave

    Let's not make more of this story than it needs to be. Yes, it is an embarassing security gaffe, but the President's life was never really at risk. The Secret Service has acknowledged their error and a couple of their officers will be admonished, but more importantly, they'll review their procedures to minimize the likelihood that this will happen again.

    Trying to find something to charge this couple with is nothing more than a waste of the court's time and money in a defence lawyer's pocket. Assuming neither of these two has any previous criminal record, it's unlikely that they'd ever be convicted of a criminal offence for crashing a party.

    They've had their 15 minutes of fame... let's just move on.

    November 29, 2009 at 7:11 am |
  111. Claire

    If the Secret Service and other White House officials have done their jobs by now, confirming the Salahis were NOT invited guests, nor had a special authorization – then they were TRESPASSING.

    In other cases where the security perimeters of the White House have been breached (think people climbing over the fence or planes going into prohibited airspace), there was no hesitation in arresting the guilty parties. Why is this any different? It's worse!

    As far as the Salahis not being a security threat because they cleared the magnetometers – duh – Ms. Salahi alone seems to be a bona fide nutcase – nothing she has claimed about herself seems to be true – except that she spent an inordinately long time in her favorite salon the day of the State Dinner.

    November 29, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  112. tom maddalena

    Do you think they sit around at stTE DINNERS and talk about government secrets and war strategies? give me a break. it was a PARTY. they had POOR SECURITY.

    AND since when do the american people AGREE that they aren't good enough to break bread with the HIRED HELP?

    November 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  113. tom maddalena

    As a matter of fact, Back in the 60' and 70's these media people who are so upset and agonized about this ridiculous episode would have had quite a different view back in the 60's and 70's.

    Almost any one of them might have thought themselves quite the political antagonist as they streaked the event. Realisticall that's how irrelevant this is.

    November 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  114. DAR

    Enough of this couple. Enough of Michael Jackson. Why is CNN killing the Green Movement in Iran with your ADHD. Are you aware that your (and the other mainstream media's) non-stop coverage of Michael Jackson's death, took away the momentum of the pro-freedom movement in Iran just when they were starting to gain traction. Did CNN forget? Why haven't CNN gone back to covering what is going on Iran, it is way more that their nuclear ambitions.

    You made a bad choice and still making it. I hope that you can live with your ignorant actions.

    November 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm |
  115. Michael

    When are people that break the law going to get jail time instead of an invitation to appear on talk shows. I fail to see the humor in this party crashing. There must be a breach in the security as wide as the Grand Canyon. The security people need to lose their jobs over this.

    If any of us tax paying common people did something that was illegal or contrary to company policy we would lose our jobs.

    When is this type of behavior going to no longer be tolerated? When a kook passes security and kills the President.

    November 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  116. David

    It stands to reason that not only was there security at the checkpoint but behind that security was security monitoring the checkpoint also. If the checkpoint security runs into a problem the secret service agent monitoring is ready to come to the assistance of the security at the checkpoint before anyone even raises their voices.

    November 30, 2009 at 1:43 am |
  117. William

    HAVING LOOKED AT FELLOW COMMENTS OF THIS EVENT……it is hoped that this couple is charged with NOTHING. WHAT?! Nothing of their actions threatened Barack or others in being this event, invited or not. The most they did meant or not, was security test.
    The SS failed miserably from a former National Security perspective. The couple proved the “book by its cover” method works, formal attire, versus being officially checked. This is incredibly comparable to former federal service event two officers tested a secure area its military people gave access. The officers made themselves obvious testing a badge check would have revealed test in progress. There is no “respecter of person” when keeping “imperative security”.
    Will be looking to see how long the media hypes this before giving it a rest.

    November 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  118. Dan

    Now there is possible trespassing charges pending against this nutty couple.
    My question to all the attorneys out there: How is it trespassing if the Secret Service granted them permission to enter?
    I personally beleive the Secret Service is beyond embarrassed, so they need to defer the accountability.
    It's called "egg on their face".

    November 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  119. Espe Gunheim

    Why not give the white house party crashers what they want and what they deserve at the same time: Dress them up in orange jump-suits and put them where they belong, around the Whitehouse picking up trash and scrapping bubble gum from the sidewalks with cameras all around them. In the spirit of the holidays you might want to pay them $7.50/hour for their services.

    November 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  120. Marvin Gerr

    if they actually had an official invitation they would have benn parading around Washington DC with it passed to their far heads.

    November 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  121. Sonny R.

    I only have one question, where is the invitation? They told everyone that had an invitation, but have not produced it. Show the invitation and the case is closed.

    December 1, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  122. Kim

    The only way I can see these party crashers get fined for what they did is if they lied to the security personnel. They really cant get charged for trespassing unless there are "No Trespassing" signs posted at the White House.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  123. Kim

    I also believe this shows how strong our security is. If the security can allow people to get up close and even shake hands with the president someone isn't doing their job. One of the couples could have had a bomb strapped to them and could have killed our president because they weren't doing their job. This is showing us how secure our Nation really is...I think we really need to evaluate our security and ask ourselves what we need to do to prevent situations like these happen again.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  124. Glen

    A message has been sent out by these people through the media that crashing a state dinner is possible. A follow up message needs to be sent that this behavior will not be tolerated. Punishment needs to be quick and certain. The damages these people have caused cannot be calculated. I don't think it would be far out of line to call their stunt "reckless endangerment" & five to ten years in prison/ no parole would be a good place to start.

    December 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  125. Joseph cambareri

    The gall these people have. How dare they. This is certainly no laughing matter and should not be taken lightly. Not only was this a serious security threat, it was obnoxious and disrespectful to the President as well as to the countries of the U.S. and India. These people are an embarrassement to the entire human race. There is nothing for them to be proud of. They're just social parasites and typical white trash wannabees. If I had my way I'd give them a public hanging. And I'm so sick of hearing all their feeble excuses. 'Oh I thought I was invited'. If they were invited, where's their invitation? Just because you THINK you're invited somewhere doesn't mean you are. 'Oh, but security waved us in'. So What! Just because security made a mistake doesn't give them the right to take advantage. The bottom line is they weren't invited. And if they weren't invited, then they didn't belong there. PERIOD. Another thing that I find rather suspicious is how quick they were to consult with their attorney, and how silent they are about their folly. These are hardly the actions of innocent people.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  126. Jason

    The party crashers were invoted – perhaps they got invites from the TV studio, free advertising for "Real Housewives of DC"? I think we should be looking to who gave them the invite and why – sounds like this was a big set up, not just with the Salahi family.

    December 2, 2009 at 4:07 am |
  127. Rod Legg

    I sent the following letter to the Whitehouse and I wanted to share.

    Dear Mr. President,
    I have several things to convey and most importantly is that you are doing a great job turning things around. I do have concern about the party crashers at your recent party. It has been a major concern about your safety since you took office and it deeply concerns me that you and the first family could have been at risk. Please Sir take this situation as a wake up call that your security needs to be tightened so that "we the people" can be assured to have you for the rest of this term and another term as well.
    I also need to thank you for asking the country to Volunteer our time as I have dedicated my time to doing just that. I serve the homeless/needy on holidays as well as asking for donations for my B'day to go to the local food bank. It has changed my life and it has given hope to others as well as myself in such desperate times.
    Thanks again and know that we feel you have our best interests at heart.
    Rod

    December 4, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  128. ELewis

    The gate crashes probably commited a felony by falsifying information, but it's probably not much different from the politicians in DC who have been lying, cheating, and stealing from the American taxpayer. The liberals have commited unspeakable crimes against the Constitution and they're doing just fine and dandy.

    December 4, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  129. john e smith

    I think that this gate-crashing couple should not have the freedom to "decline" the invite from Congress to appear.

    They should be required to do so, and I further believe they should be arrested, lest we have a spate of such very dangerous actions by others.

    All presidents need the highest level of security, and it is well-known that there have been more threats against President Obama, than previous presidents, and the danger to him is real.

    John E. Smith

    December 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  130. Nancy Finnerty

    I haven’t heard any comment regarding the Sari inspired dress Michaela Salahi wore to the dinner honoring the Indian Prime Minister. Clearly a very deliberate choice, of a very particular style and not one generally on hand or readily available for that matter… a feat considering the nature of a “last minute” invitation.

    December 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  131. Albert Steinloff

    The "White House" party crashers should be considered Criminals / Political Spies and should be taught a lesson by laws for the crimes. Without law and order the government is asking for chaos! Just think if any of us ordinary people crashed the a "White House" party, we would have been shot, labelled a terrorist, imprisoned. For the law to work no one can be about the law including the top ranking leaders and officers of our country! "God Bless America!"

    December 7, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  132. Albert Steinloff

    Globe Warming Subject

    For our beloved scientists–

    Please be aware the pollution is being washed away the sky daily by the weather. What you as a group cannot say or do not want to say to the public is the earth has shifted on it's axes. Yes, if the North Pole shifts south the ice will melt in the North Pole area. This will also mean other locations on earth must move north. Areas like Los Angeles latitude may shifted to where San Francisco latitude should be. When latitudes move further north the days will be shorter in the winter and longer in the summer. When ice is melted to quickly on earth it will cause the severe weather we have been seeing both in present and past.

    For our scientist friends–

    I know in the back of my mind that you as scientists have studied calculus, Kepler's planetary motion, astronomy and Sir Isaac Newton laws of gravitation. Your as a group should be aware that there is a large object moving toward the earth that is causing the earth to shift on it's axes, which causes the earth's climate to change and not global warming from pollution.

    Again, you as a group of savant individuals assume that most people are not as smart as your group. Imagine individuals with I.Q.s above 270 laughing at your conclusions! Just because you have a Scientist titles does not mean you are correct in your conclusions. If you data is incorrect or models built wrong your conclusions will be incorrect. Many things that scientists have said in past or believed were true incorrect today.

    For the few thinkers out there–

    Don't believe everything you read and hear from those that claim they have the answers, because they say they are experts on their chosen subjects. Most of the things weren't invented by the experts, because what they have learned stop them from be creative or having vision on new things.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:58 am |