On this Friday after Thanksgiving, I suspect a huge percentage of Americans are enjoying the second of their four day weekend.
And bravo to those doing just that.
Because the domestic news is rather slow today, I'm going to use the story about the fame seeking duo who crashed the White House state dinner on Tuesday night as a pivot into discussing why the Detroit Lions should never be allowed to play on Thanksgiving ever again.
Reality television show hopefuls Michaele and Tareq Salahi are apparently in contention to be featured on a Bravo channel reality show, so to impress the producers they finagled their way into the state dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
You can read all about everywhere online. Although on one level there s a certain bit of humor in it all, let's face it: The Secret Service screwed up massively, at a time when death threats against our first black President are up exponentially
As The Boston Globe reported last month,
The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama, a rise in racist hate groups, and a new wave of antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the US Secret Service, according to government officials and reports, raising new questions about the 144-year-old agencys overall mission.
That's the backdrop to this 'wacky' story of a couple of publicity hounds crashing the White House, then putting their photos up on Facebook.
But what intrigued me about the couple is a story in today's New York Post that says that the couple, "well known socialites" are actually in financial trouble, and among its creditors are the Washington Redksins, who the couple own $224,000 for season tickets.
How in the name of personal seat licenses can that happen? $224,000? That's gotta be years and years of not paying your annual dues, right?