As someone who usually goes to the White House three times a week, let me tell you: It’s not easy to get in, even if you’re a regular.
You could bust into the Vatican and sit on the Pope’s lap easier than you could get anywhere near the President.
Or so we all thought. Until last week’s State Dinner, when a publicity-hungry couple from Virginia strolled into the White House and shook hands with Barack Obama as easy as if they were walking into McDonald’s.
The Secret Service, most of all. It’s their job to protect our president. And they didn’t do it. The agent who discovered their name was not on the list, but waved them in anyway should be fired.
The White House Social Affairs Office, also. They should have a staff member, familiar with the guest list, alongside every Secret Service officer. Why didn’t they?
And the couple themselves, who decided to crash the party – just to get on television. They should be charged with trespassing and endangering the life of the president.
This must be fixed. Americans need to know their president is safe everywhere – especially, inside the White House.
That’s my parting shot for today.