• Evan Bayh, Party Crashers May Not Be Invited to the White House Again

    Hey patriots, how was your Thanksgiving? Did anything catch on fire? Did your relatives spend the entire meal yelling about Sarah Palin and/or ACORN?

    Did any D-list socialites crash your dinner, prompting a Secret Service inquiry and consternation on the part of Evan Bayh?

    Bayh, D-Ind., compared the [White House state dinner] crashing of Michaele and Tareq Salahi to would-be bomber Richard Reid, whose attempt to blow up an airplane by lighting explosives in his shoes led to travelers having to remove their footwear at security checks in U.S. airports.

    "These folks could be like the — what is the name, Richard Reid, who changed the way everybody travels through the airports because of this one guy. This couple may change the way people go to the White House," said Bayh, who is scheduled to go to the White House on Wednesday.

    "I'm kind of wondering what I'm going to be facing to get into the White House this time. It's probably going to be a lot stricter than it has been," he told "Fox News Sunday."

    Yes, Evan, but maybe that's because you went on national TV to draw a just-waiting-to-be-misconstrued parallel between a pair of party crashers and a notorious domestic terrorist, which will trigger a talk show chorus of "Barack Obama's administration would gladly invite Richard Reid over for a barbecue" in about as much time as it took me to eat the last piece of pumpkin pie.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Richard Reid, Secret Service, Terrorism, White House


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