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Salahi Facebook photo subterfuge? You decide.


A photo posted on Tareq and Michaele Salahi's Facebook page on Jan. 22 shows them with Randy Jackson, Barack Obama and the Black Eyed Peas, filed in the "Obama & Inauguration surrounding events" album. (Facebook.com)

Tareq and Michaele Salahi, you devils! How you tease and awe and confuse us. The most astonishing photo in their vast VIP-studded album (still on Facebook) is in the file labeled "Obama & Inauguration surrounding events." There they are with Randy Jackson, the Black Eyed Peas and ... the man himself, Barack Obama.

They've bragged to friends about getting backstage at the Lincoln Memorial concert and other inaugural events. But did they really get that close to POTUS on that very busy weekend for him? Heck, did Randy get that close? And wasn't Fergie on her Maldives honeymoon? (Okay, we Googled that.)


The Black Eyed Peas accept an award at the 12th annual Rock the Vote Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in June 2005. (Rich Lipski/The Washington Post)

Answer: This photo was not taken at Obama's inauguration -- but at a June 2005 Rock the Vote party at the Building Museum, attended by Jackson, the Peas, a much-less-famous Sen. Obama ... and, yes, the hosts confirm for us, the Salahis. (Unknown if they bought a ticket; tables started at $5,000). Photo evidence: The Peas, same clothes, at a news photo from the 2005 event.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 1:02 AM ET
Categories:  First Family , White House crashers  
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Comments

Nothing gets by the eagle eye.

Posted by: dadada | December 1, 2009 5:38 AM | Report abuse

Another reason the date on this pic is wrong. Notice that President Obama is not wearing his flag pin --he started wearing it during the presidential campaign AFTER criticism that he was not patriotic.

Posted by: babs19 | December 1, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

What, no pictures of Michaele draping herself over JFK or both of them smiling with their new best friend, Elvis?

Posted by: econgrrl | December 2, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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