State Dinner Crashers Highlight Need to Imprison Reality Show Contestants

Hopefully this was enough of a scare to finally prompt the government to build internment camps to indefinitely hold reality show contestant wannabes. Not only are they incredibly annoying, but they’ve also become security threats:

United States Secret Service agents are conducting an internal review to determine how Washington area socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi managed to sneak in to President Barack Obama’s first State Dinner on Tuesday despite high security.
Michaele Salahi has been filmed for the reality TV show “Real Housewives of Washington,” which is in production. She and her husband own a winery in Virginia that entered into bankruptcy in February of 2009.

“Despite high security“? If that was the case, I’d hate to see who gets in under relaxed security.

The woman even managed to get her picture taken with Joe Biden:


This photo was taken shortly before Biden carried out the time-honored vice-presidential Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning a yam.

But the couple could face more than a slap on the wrist:

A homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, Fran Townsend, suggested that the couple could face felony charges if they lied to the Secret Service or White House staff about being invited.

Just to be safe, the Obama administration should consider imprisoning all reality show contestants until we can sort this mess out. Allowing these attention-whoring freaks to roam free isn’t worth the risk to our republic that they’ve so obviously become.

Think about it, Mr. President — by my calculations, imprisoning reality show contestants would be worth a minimum 7-point bump in your approval rating! You can even house the reality show detainees in Standish, Michigan, where they want the jobs and don’t seem to mind if their prison gets an influx of psychotic threats to national security — ditto for terrorists.

In the event news of the State Dinner security breach reaches terrorists overseas and emboldens them to try something similar, the Secret Service needs to be made aware that there’s no such show as “Real Housewives of Osama Bin Laden.”

Update: The uninvited couple met Obama too.

Author: Doug Powers

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