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The Salahis head for the Hill

"This was not a hearing looking for information. This was an opportunity for a public flogging." -Stephen Best, attorney for Tareq and Michaela Salahi.

Actually, the House Homeland Security Committee's hearing today on the Salahis' crashing of the Nov. 24 state dinner for the prime minister of India was both. And pardon me for lacking sympathy for all they suffered today. Their so-called public flogging was deserved, as their behavior demonstrated.

According to NBC's Andy Gross, "The Salahis 'respectfully declined' to answer least 32 times." It got so comical that Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) asked, "Did you wear a tuxedo? Did you go to the White House? Are you here today? Are you gonna ask your attorney for an answer to that?"

While they were mute on the Hill today, they were downright chatty with the Loudoun Times Mirror. Tareq Salahi blamed D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) for their clamming up today and he said they plan to sue The Post, which broke the party crash story, for libel. "Not since the 1950s has Congress held hearings of such a historic nature," Tareq Salahi told the LTM.

But here's the upside of having high self-regard, a sense of place and history and the knowledge that their date with destiny would be recorded for all time: they looked fabulous.

By Jonathan Capehart  | January 20, 2010; 2:56 PM ET
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Loudoun Times Mirror- spellcheck would be advised in this case (though you're not the first to misspell it).

Other than that, these hacks should go back to Warren County and stay there.

Posted by: MasonPatriot1 | January 20, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

How about we just shoot these quacks in front of a firing squad?

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | January 20, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

According to Missies face booked page she is advertising under her events page that there is fundraiser Thursday, February 11 from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Of course, you have to click on 'show past events', to see the last two 'fundraiser' events. Hold on to your wallet peoples! The Salahi's are back in town and working it! They even have Smith&Wesson as OFFICIAL PARTNERS, according to scroll down url: I suspect it won't be long before we see 'Congress' listed as an OFFICIAL PARTNER and OFFICIAL SPONSOR. I read where the Tareq is quoted as saying he is going to attempt to sue the Washington Post (WP) for libel. The Washington Post has been alive and well how long? Along comes a grape stompette, who is going to attempt to sue the WP for libel? 'Slick Watch' Silek going to represent him? How much money does Tareq owe the WP for ads? The HITS just keep on coming! Watch out Conan, someone is after your yob!

Posted by: Loviedarling | January 20, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Why is our Congress wasting time on these bozos? Don't they have other things to do, like real legislation?

You'd think the Repubs would be delighted that White House security was crappy. One good nutcase could make Rush Limbaugh's day.

Posted by: IvaFayeKname | January 20, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Capehart - didn't even read your article, just went straight to the comments. Don't care. Nobody cares. Stop giving these people attention. Your newspaper is going broke and you wander why when you write about trivial issues such as this. Write about something important and I'll read it. Otherwise, you're wasting everyone's time.

Posted by: wadeb123 | January 21, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

The Salahis are a real piece of work.

I'm hoping that the tax authorities can separate them from siphoning off charitable money for personal use.

Do we REALLY need these types for charity work? If the bulk of the money doesn't get to the charity, what's the point of a fundraiser?

Posted by: postfan1 | January 21, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Just how much more publicity are these two dreadful people going to be given? I believe they are nothing short of sleaze,no doubt the reality show or paperback is in the works.

Posted by: dgc31 | January 21, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

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