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After the story about the “secret” Alice in Wonderland party at the White House came out in Jodi Kantor’s book about the Obamas, Michelle Malkin perused the White House visitors log and couldn’t find the names of Johnny Depp or Tim Burton, who helped out with the party. Transparency!

The White House said that people there for reasons of entertainment aren’t logged like “visitors” ::cough:: “bullshit!” ::cough:: The problem is that some of them are:

The White House is under fire for reportedly trying to downplay the role that two Hollywood stars played at a 2009 Halloween party, with press secretary Jay Carney today calling the media’s reporting on the incident “irresponsible” and denying reports of an attempted cover-up. But no record of the two stars, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, appears in the official White House visitors logs.

An administration source said that entertainers are generally not recorded in the visitors logs. “Entertainers and production crews who are working events are generally not WAVED in since they are not guests visiting the White House, they are working,” the official said.
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Other stars — even when they are the entertainment — have appeared in the logs. A May 11th poetry reading by the rapper Common, for example, was logged. So were musicians Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder when they played at President Obama’s 50th birthday. Singer Beyonce Knowles, however, does not appear in the visitor logs when she performed at a 2010 state dinner.

The White House furiously denied Monday there was any cover-up or attempt to downplay Burton or Depp’s roles, pointing to the fact that the media attended the event and that reports of Depp’s attendance surfaced on fan websites and local press.

Even if there was no attempt to “cover up” the elaborate shindig while the rest of America was in the deepest throes of recession — all while the First Couple preached “sacrifice” to the rest of us — this certainly proves that this administration peddling the White House visitor’s log as proof of “transparency” is garbage. The list is obviously as reliable as the Department of Energy’s vetting process for clean energy loan applicants.

However, is there any story that’s a more fitting match for this administration’s first year than “Alice in Wonderland”? The Queen of Hearts must have really had an influence on the White House.

Update: The Daily Mail has a bunch of photos from the party in question.

Comments

21 Responses to “Transparency: The Super-Reliable White House Visitors Log”

  1. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 8:17 pm

    Here`s a thought; let`s have the opposing political party in charge of WH visitor logs ! At every door ! If the admin. has nothing to hide, there should be no problem with allowing the idea and practice !

    Again, I am so fed up with having many of my favorite entertainers spoil it all by opening their mouths and spewing liberal loonatic BS !

  2. swede on January 10th, 2012 8:30 pm

    Obumbler: Would you please tell me which way to go from here?
    Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,
    Obumbler: I don't much care where—
    Cat: Then it doesn't matter which way you go,
    Obumbler: —So long as I get somewhere,
    Cat: Oh you're sure to do that, if you only walk long enough.
    Obumbler: Wellallrightythen. Off we go!

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 10:06 pm

    Ha haaa ! He doesn`t have a clue where he`s going, but he`s making great time !

  4. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2012 10:17 pm

    Does this mean that getting into the White House is as easy as falling off a log?

  5. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 10:39 pm

    Not in this case,`cause it`s really an accomplishment to fall off something you were never on in the first place !

    I was challenged to a race by someone I believed was dishonest. My suspicions were confirmed when he said, "If I get to the finish line first, I`ll draw a line in the dirt. If you get there first, rub it out !"

  6. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2012 10:55 pm

    I've heard something similar to that but I think you've got it backwards.

  7. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 11:12 pm

    I just quoted him. Maybe HE got it bassackrids !

  8. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2012 11:15 pm

    He probably lost the race.

  9. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 11:18 pm

    AND won; he was the only one there !

  10. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2012 11:25 pm

    Is he any kin to Schrodinger's Cat?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s

  11. SignPainterGuy on January 10th, 2012 11:56 pm

    He was there; I was there. He wanted to race; I refused and left. Did he race or not; win or lose ? Only the cat knows !

  12. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2012 11:59 pm

    I guess you noticed I enjoy studying quantum physics. I've found that it's much easier to understand than women.

  13. SignPainterGuy on January 11th, 2012 12:09 am

    Whooooh ! To me, Quantum Physics is a bit like British sify; it isn`t meant to be understood; while women, change to keep men (especially) confused ! However, "trying" to understand women seems infinitely worth the effort !

  14. Marshall_Will on January 11th, 2012 1:21 am

    Check out the visible GUILT on all the performer's faces! Johnny looks like he wants to be there like he wants to be at a cub scout meeting. All for the benefit of their children, you know, the ones we're not allowed to mention?

    It's almost as if Tim and Johnny's facial expressions were, Can't wait for THIS fit to hit the shan!? And they're performing like little puppets. Pathetic squared.

  15. patti on January 11th, 2012 2:00 am

    Thanks for providing the pics, Doug….

    Surprised Nasty Piglousi wasn't lurking amongst the guests somewhere, she wouldn't need a mask. lol

  16. SignPainterGuy on January 11th, 2012 2:14 am

    From "Politico 44", Depp looks like he`d rather be anywhere else while Burton looks like Johnny just bailed him out of jail after a really ruff night of drunken debauchery !

  17. Hyperfobea on January 11th, 2012 10:05 am

    Good idea.

  18. backwoodsconsr on January 11th, 2012 10:23 am

    Whether dealing with quantum physics or women's minds you still have the confusing complications of entanglement.

  19. Marshall_Will on January 11th, 2012 1:33 pm

    Fair enough! She;s turned CONgress into the Madhatter's tea party anyway. Even Sasha and Malia are of an age where they know something is clearly wrong?

    Likely they broke Copyright and/or some form of proprietary agreement six ways from Sunday. If you or I put on a little private performance, with 'some' of the characters and rec'd compensation ( i.e a PRIVATE invite to the White House ) staff atty's can and should have something to SAY about that.

  20. SignPainterGuy on January 11th, 2012 4:37 pm

    Wasn`t there an old song by Tammy Whinette about "Velvet Entanglements" ?

  21. Obama bin Biden on January 12th, 2012 11:31 am

    Depp and Burton movies scratched off the list forever.

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