Monday, November 30, 2009

No Desire for Desiree

I have never cared much for Desiree Rogers. I did not know her prior to taking her post as the Social Secretary under the Obama administration. But in the short time that she has been in the role I have always felt she could be more of a liability than an asset. I noticed immediately that she seems to be in this position to further her own ambitions. I mean sitting front row at NY fashion week, articles and spreads dedicated to her in the WSJ and Vogue.

It is so incredibly upsetting that all anyone is talking about after the Obama's first State dinner are these party crashers, when the dinner was an otherwise success. It is interesting how no one has noted that this gaffe should absolutely fall on the social secretary.

She attended the first State Dinner as a GUEST. A GUEST. Excuse me but shouldn't she have been working? Ensuring that all goes well? She thought this was another opportunity to bask in the spotlight she so obviously craves. I already have mentioned how I feel about the awful, inappropriate, look-at-me Comme de Garcons dress that she wore. The fact that she selected that tells you a story. She wants to be talked about. But not for the right reasons.
So maybe she should have been allowed to attend as a guest so long as someone capable was there doing the due diligence as pertaining to the guests. Well there was once a woman in charge of these things named Cathy Hargraves but she resigned last year. She was specifically in charge of the invitations of state dinner guests and keeping track of their RSVPs, sometimes physically standing at the door to cross-check names against a list. Did Desiree not see the need for this woman or someone to replace her? Or was she too busy sifting through fashion week invites and fielding calls for interviews about herself?

I can’t remember any previous social secretary as ubiquitous as she is. And that is not a good thing. Do I need to remind you of the screw ups with the gifts from the Obama's to the Queen of England?

But everyone is blaming the secret service for crashergate. They certainly played a part in this mess but the total blame should not fall on them.

No more mistakes guys. The public is cruel and cannot wait to knock this President that they built up right back down. No more bowing down to foreign heads of states. No more typos on the menus for State Dinner. And for God's sake Michelle no more GIANT BELTS!

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