Since The Dish Rag is still pretty shocked over how on earth anyone slipped by the secret service we thought “When Michaele and Tareq Met Barack” seems like a fitting title for this scenario. If Ashton Kutcher’s MTV series was still airing we’d almost think the nation was being Punk’d.

Especially since the Virginia couple — Michaele and Tareq Salahi-– who crashed the White House state dinner actually shook hands and met President Barack Obama that night.

Or, to put it another way, a pair of reality TV wannabes/supposed socialites (Translation: loons) actually got within spitting distance of the President of the United States without intense security clearance. 

Craziest. Story. Ever. (Well, one of them anyway. We do cover Hollywood 24/7 after all).

]]>The Secret Service admits they are too blame and are “deeply concerned and embarrassed,” as well they should be.

A Secret Service spokesman says that the agency is still trying to figure out whether the couple broke criminal laws, and the president’s bodyguards let them such a secure building.

In a picture above, released by the White House on Friday, Michaele is shown clasping Obama’s hand as he greets guests Tuesday in the receiving line in the Blue Room. Her husband looks on.

The LA Times also reports that Service Director Mark Sullivan admitted the couple “should have been prohibited from entering the event entirely. That failing is ours.”

Although the couple went through a metal detector, security experts agree that is not sufficient to protect the president.

A simple request to see the invitation would have shown that they were not invited.  Don’t these folks check the guest list or give out admittance wristbands?

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More Gatecrasher Dish: ‘Real Housewives’ hopefuls who crashed Obama’s state dinner may face prosecution. 
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Michelle Obama dazzles in strapless Naeem Khan gown at state dinner Photo credits: Appleton/White House

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead