I’ve pretty much avoided the “CrasherGate” “scandal,” the one where Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed President Obama’s state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Yeah, it was a security breach, and yeah, it could have gotten ugly if the gate crashers had been potential assassins rather than fame-seekers.
But I completely lose sympathy for people like the Salahis parlay their fifteen minutes of fame to go on the Today show and complain that their “lives have been destroyed.” If their “lives have been destroyed,” it’s because they did something wrong.
Donald Douglas excoriates them, and their self-serving, evasive interview on Today. Me, I just think that they are pathetic.
But one thing that really bothers me is that the House Homeland Security Committee is going to launch a congressional investigation of this. What kind of a waste of money is it that Congress should take this up? Don’t our Representatives have something better to do with their time? With a huge, over-a-trillion dollar deficit looming, any waste of money is uncalled for, and this is a waste of money.
The Secret Service will conduct its own internal investigation, figure out what went wrong, and institute whatever changes are required. They are thoroughly professional, and non-partisan; they don’t care whether the Presidenmt is a Republican or Democrat, or whether the Salahis are Palestinian sympathizers, or anything along those lines. They simply care about doing their jobs.