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Tareq and Michaele Salahi: White House should have been "gracious" to state dinner crashers

UPDATES on the Salahi investigations here.

Not gracious enough? The Salahis meet the president at the dinner the White House says they weren't invited to. (White House)

Did Tareq and Michaele Salahi just call the Obamas un-American?

That's sort of how it sounds in their new video interview with RadarOnline, in which they suggest that the White House was guilty of bad manners for treating them like crashers in the aftermath of the state dinner they managed to get into without an invitation.

"The American way is to love people," says Michaele.


That's the highlight of Radar's much-hyped interview, mostly a showcase for the Salahis to repeat talking points from past interviews -- insisting that they were invited without offering any evidence and nursing a feeling of hurt about the whole thing. What's new here is that the Virginia wine-country couple is casting blame on the White House for the episode, which raised serious questions about presidential security.

"It would be nice if somebody apologized to us," says Tareq Salahi, "or somebody just called it quits." Presumably it's federal and state investigators, still on their trail, who he hopes will call it quits -- but can we go back to that apology notion for a second? Who does he hope will apologize?

Says Tareq: "I certainly wouldn't treat anyone this way that comes to my house, even if there was a question about an invitation, or there was some miscommunication... I'd still welcome anybody to my house or the winery... and be gracious."

It's a strange complaint, seeing as how the Salahis actually were welcomed into the White House, despite not being on the state dinner list. (Only after the fact did the White House tell reporters that the couple wasn't supposed to be there.) In fact, some have theorized that an excess of graciousness prompted Secret Service personnel stationed at the entrance to let them in out of the rain, presumably for further name-checking that never happened.

Michaele Salahi even has advice, from her own experience for how the White House could have handled this better. "Even if they weren't on the list at Oasis [Winery], you'd find a spot for them, or you would check the list and say, 'Oh, you're not on the list, could I give you a bottle of wine and send you on your way.' The American way is to love people."

Ahem. Somehow it didn't work that way when we showed up at the Salahi party in Adams-Morgan last month. We had multiple invitations, and a ticket we'd paid for out of pocket -- and we still got hustled out of there by three bouncers.

See the whole glorious thing - including the Salahis dressing up and posing in their White House crashing clothes - at RadarOnline.

And what's the deal with them anyway? The latest on the Salahis.

And read up on the next big occasion, hopefully crasher-less, the White House Mexico state dinner scheduled for Wednesday night.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 11:18 AM ET
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The Salahi's went to a party, gave their names and id, were announced, met everyone, if they weren't wanted I agree just tell them to leave.

I have heard everyone say "gatecrash" or crashers. Did they jump a fence? No I don't think so.

So end of story.
It is 6 months later and we are all still talking about this?

Posted by: lisag1 | May 18, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Ah, Tareq and Michaele-- the gift that keeps on giving. Every time they open their mouths it serves as an example to all of us regular people to fully appreciate the true meaning of delusional, narcissistic and self-absorbed.

Oh, and by the way, lisag1, you seem to have conveniently overlooked the fact that the Salahi's car was turned away by the Secret Service [just maybe because they were not invited guests?]; but not to be deterred, then they exited the car and apparently successfully weaseled their way into a pedestrian entrance.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | May 18, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Yes, you are still talking and writing about it.

Posted by: shejoy | May 18, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

STOP WRITING ABOUT THEM AND THEY WILL GO AWAY! Jeez. Is it really such a bad market that you have to continue fawning over these inept morons just to get page views? find a better subject to write about and let these two insignificant publicity whores evaporate into the nothingness they deserve.

Posted by: RNews | May 18, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Because, if you think about it, the White House crashed the Salahis' party!

They were just crashing parties, running a charity, and generally enjoying life without paying their bills, when the White House so rudely pointed out that they weren't invited to that State Dinner.

Nevermind the security implications.

By the way, did Virginia ever finish investigating their charity? It's abundantly clear that most of the success of con artists is due to people not expecting brazen self-centered behavior and dishonesty.

Posted by: Benson | May 18, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

she looks like an emaciated scarecrow.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | May 18, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

"The American way is to love people"? Guess she hasn't been to a Tea Party gathering or to Arizona recently.

Posted by: angelas1 | May 18, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

why are they still writing about this?

well, this is the gossip page...

jeez, it's not like this is CNN where this would be headline news. ctfo

Posted by: j762 | May 18, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse


I appreciate your statement and obvious frustration on a certain level.

However, on another level, so long as the Salahis continue to evidence apparent contempt for acceptable standards of behavior through their idiotic statements, they really deserve the attention of the press.

After all, keep in mind they allegedly have stiffed all sorts of invidivuals, vendors, and even local governments for their questionable activities to support their delusional lifestyles, and have multiple lawsuits/judgments pending against them.

Case in point: For the 2009 America's Polo Cup held in Montgomery County, Maryland, they secured $15,000 for a tent rental from the Montgomery County Visitors and Conference Bureau [a largely taxpayer funded organization] to purportedly benefit their so-called "charity" [presently under investigation by the Commonwealth of Virginia], and bounced a $24,000 check from their "charity" to the Montgomery County government for the booze for their party. Montgomery County filed suit against them last December but, to the best of my knowledge, has not been able to serve them with the suit papers as of yet. As a taxpayer of Montgomery County, I'd really like to see some recovery here.

And just recently reported in the media is that they are under investigation by the USDA for possible mis-use of a $100,000 federal grant. And if that report is correct, as a Federal taxpayer, I'd sort of like to see my tax expenditures protected.

But they are out there giving interviews stating that they are deserving of an apology?

Please, give me a break.

I, for one, look forward to continued intense media scrutiny of any apparent grifters. Maybe when debts are paid, the media will stop writing about them and they, and those of their ilk, will simply go away. They can go out and get some real job dishing out tacos or burgers ["You want fries with that?"]

In the meantime, however, as distasteful as I realize it must be, their somewhat pathetic story deserves, indeed demands, the press scrutiny being focused upon them.

Just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | May 18, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I apologize to my brain for wasting some more of its precious cells on these narcissistic LOSERS!

Posted by: kbockl | May 18, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

They criminally broke into the "Peoples' House" for fame, personal gain (both financial and social) and because they believed themselves to be privileged individuals. They deserve jail terms, financial ruin and, absolutely under no circumstances, no apology. What nerve!

Posted by: Lefty_ | May 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

It would have been "gracious" of the Salahis to respond to an actual invitation: to appear before Congress.

But didn't they decline. How rude.

Posted by: hakafos44 | May 18, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Trash - pure trash.

Posted by: rlj1 | May 18, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The White House isn't a *&%# winery, you complete and utter idiots!!

Posted by: chunche | May 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Liquidate them both.

Posted by: tomcanick | May 18, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

*jaw agape in disbelief*

Either they're shilling for a job (White House security?) or thrillingly stupid (apologize because we did the wrong thing!).

Either way, you're right, LAWPOOL, the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: cfow1 | May 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

It's like a gruesome accident where I just can't look away.

Posted by: AlibiFarmer | May 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Not surprising considering the chutzpah shown by crashing a White House state dinner.

Posted by: LittleRed1 | May 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Another transparent attempt for these media whores to get back in the public eye. Sad that the Washington Post would not recognize it as such and ignore accordingly.

Posted by: tomguy1 | May 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

They want an apology? Okay, I'm sorry that you two are a couple of D-bags. Better?

Posted by: ozpunk | May 18, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Hello! This is a gossip column! Like it or not, these two feebs are still making news, in a gossip-column sort of way. So here's my advice- if you don't like reading gossip, do not read this gossip column! Okay?

Posted by: justmike | May 18, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I hate them both & if half of the shenanigans I've read about them are true they should both be jailed. Grifters!

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | May 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Why haven't these con artists been arrested, tried and locked up?

Posted by: ccs53 | May 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

fr the article:

>...Says Tareq: "I certainly wouldn't treat anyone this way that comes to my house, even if there was a question about an invitation, or there was some miscommunication... I'd still welcome anybody to my house or the winery... and be gracious."...<

The WH was gracious. They didn't have them arrested for trespassing (but they should have!)

Posted by: Alex511 | May 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Looks like they're pulling a Blago, trying their case in the court of public opinion.

I believe medical experts have a word for this: delusional.

Us common people might say "loony".

Having said that, the pseudo redskins cheerleader who doesn't know how to dance can stop by case de biffgriff anytime.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | May 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

That video is totally worth five minutes of your life....these two are absolutely priceless. Are they really that stupid or that delusional? 70% of the feedback they get is positive? Well that's obviously delusional. Asking for an apology from the White House? They are still under investigation for this and a myriad of other fraud-related offenses and they decide to insult the government? If the chances of them being indicted on this escapade where 50/50 before I think they just managed to raise it to at least 80/20. Not going to help them get a permit for their sham polo event either. Their intelligence level is reallly questionable.

Also, they keep saying the White House asked them for their information so that means that they were invited. Not really, a Pentagon official asked them for their information "in case" she was able to wrangle an invitation for them to an arrival ceremony that she then told them was canceled. The poster who obviously isn't very familiar with the law - it's called lying to a federal offical (the Secret Service) and it's a federal offense. They don't like that so much, go ask Martha Stewart....

Posted by: jennifers1 | May 18, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Only these people could be this crass, obvious they bought their "class" at K Mart, they have none. They "crashed" a state dinner so they could win a spot on one of those "housewives of DC" reality shows, she lied about being a Redskins cheer leader, they are both out right frauds and they want an apology from the White House? I want to win the lottery and that doesn't seem to be happening either, and I at least buy tickets, something they don't know anything about, and as far as wine goes they are probably happy with Red Mountain or Boones Farm, or maybe a little Mad dog

Posted by: mikey30919 | May 18, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

No one likes these people. Stop writing about them. They are nobodies pretending to be somebody.

Posted by: missingwisc | May 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Did she say that from prison?

Posted by: vigor | May 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I really think they should be grateful that they were not subjected to full body cavity searches when they barged in where they most definitely hadn't been invited. Maybe Bravo could have filmed that. They are not nice people, but in addition, they have zero sense of shame. Don't write about them and they will shrivel to the size they really are.

Posted by: srangel | May 18, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse


I tend to think you are dead-on about the odds.

Let's recap the recent history of this most upstanding couple:

1. They are the subject of a Federal Grand Jury inquiry for their alleged breach of White House security;

2. Their purported "charity" is subject to an investigation by the Commonwealth of Virginia;

3. Both of them as well as their "charity" are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed against them by Montgomery County, Maryland;

4. Collectively, the two of them, their private corporation, "America's Polo Cup", and their private charity, "Journey for the Cure Foundation", have multiple lawsuits/judgments/claims filed, pending and/or entered against them in various jurisdictions;

5. They just recently have been reported in the media as the subject of a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation as to alleged misuse of a Federally funded grant to the tune of $100,000.00.

6. And I supect, but do not know, all of their finances, including individually and that of their corporations and purportedly "charitable" foundation may be the subject of intense existing or future scrutiny by the IRS.

Yet, they suggest THEY are ENTITLED to an APOLOGY, because their White House folly has resulted in CHANGING THEIR LIVES FOREVER.

I sort of subscribe to what I call the "Four Cs" rule. That is, the notion that genuine and honest CONTRITION when one screws up, intentionally or unintentionally, might just lead to COMPASSIONATE forgiveness for one's admitted mistakes.

But demonstrated CONTEMPT for acceptable norms of behavior just might lead to CONDEMNATION in not only Courts of law but also the court of public opinion.

It appears this couple have chosen the latter route-- I must assume without the assistance of [or perhaps in spite of] the advice of competent legal counsel; and, apparently are relying instead upon an Australian publicist that may not fully understand/appreciate the serious allegations/suits/judgments facing this couple.

In any event, their audacity in publicly claiming an entitlement to an apology is only exceeded by their obvious blindness to the real world, apparently induced by their own self-absorbed stupidity.

Just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | May 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The Salahis are definitely confused about who should apologize.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | May 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Duh. We're still reading about it because these two publicity hounts keep talking about it, looking for the limelight whenever they can get it. There's a little thing called security. You couldn't just walk into a state dinner in any country, or one given by an ambassador, a general, etc. and expect a response of, "Ooops! You're not on the list? Well, come on in anyway and make yourself at home." It's not a restaurant (notice they give a plug to their own biz). Anyone who interviews them is looking to get used. They even lie about awards for their wine, so you don't talk to them expecting truth.

Posted by: Sutter | May 18, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

My favorite part:

'Oh, you're not on the list, could I give you a bottle of wine and send you on your way.'

Please! Are we to really believe that they would just offer up a bottle of wine? As rancid as the wine probably is, it's $$, and they obviously love some $$. Has anyone actually ever tasted their wine?

Posted by: SW-Waterfront | May 18, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Your 15 mins were up 15 mins ago, now go away.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | May 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Dear Salahis,

On behalf of the American people, I would like to apologize for you two being seriously out-of-touch with the rest of us and for your silly, stupid, outrageous efforts in being attention-hogs. Now why don't you get a life and leave us all be.

Posted by: redskins5926 | May 18, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

These people should have to pay for the tremendous cost they caused through their trespassing at a private party. They should also be sitting in jail for trespassing. They knew they did not have an invitation. And I agree that the Post should stop writing about them because that is what their avaricious egos crave.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | May 18, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Two big thumbs up to LAWPOOL for recapping the whole sad, sordid legal mess the Salahis are in.

So Tareq & Michaele think THEY deserve an apology? What parallel universe are they living in?

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 18, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

14 minutes, 58 seconds

Posted by: tmw4587 | May 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse


Thank you for your endorsement of my comments. Sometimes I do wonder who actually reads these posts.

The truly sad and disappointing fact is that for every thousand alleged grifters, maybe only one or two come to light in terms of intense media scrutiny.

In this case, the fact is the upstanding erst-while "socialites", Mr. & Mrs. Salahi, brought the present scrutiny on themselves, which, I submit, is very well-deserved. And I look forward to continuing media scrutiny into their affairs.

I will be the first to admit that I have cringed at any media attention devoted to repeating their their delusional and self-absorbed public statements.

However, I do appreciate the fact that, but for the attention they brought to themselves and continue to bring to themselves by their own volition and unabashed self-promotion, they otherwise might just have gotten away with what appears to be their over-the-top self-absorbed lifestyle, a lifestyle which also appears to have been funded at the expense of those whom have dealt with them, and even, perhaps, those who thought they were funding some charitable cause.

Just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | May 18, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Some friend's of mine and I had planned a Day of just getting together, one of the women in the group did not bring anything to the event, I asked her to leave, it surprised everyone that I did this. The President should have had her and her husband taken out by the security police.They knew from the beginning that they did not belong their.

Posted by: onesugar | May 18, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I agree with an earlier comment. Just absolutely trashy. Audacious, without a lick of respect, and arrogant, without any mitigating factors.


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Posted by: itkonlyyou67 | May 18, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I ran across a most appropriate song that could be considered a collective message to the Salahis: "F.O.D." by Green Day. (You can look up on your own what the initials stand for if you don't know already.)

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 18, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

The Salahis are advertising their polo match on Metro buses and sending out press releases, but did they ever get the NPS permit for it? It's supposedly at the Tidal Basin next month, but India pulled out, as did several sponsors.

Posted by: MikeLicht | May 19, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

The Salahis are professional grifters...con artists....and criminals and should be locked up behind bars.

Posted by: vintel7 | May 19, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Thanks to LAWPOOL, who seems to have assembled a few coherent facts about the Salahis.

The most dangerous grifters are the ones who believe their own stories, that they make up as they go along. Their stories have just enough truth in them to give you pause.

Transparency and people keeping tabs tends to stop grifters in their tracks.

It appears that their wealthy Real Estate friend Margenau purchased the Oasis winery, but is going to let Tareq run it. The authorities should keep a close watch on that, and make sure the state of Virginia gets some reasonable tax revenues.

I would never donate to their charity, as I suspect the beneficiaries don't see much of the pre-party and pre-"lifestyles of the rich and famous" revenues.

Posted by: postfan1 | May 19, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Its not so much that sponsors have pulled out,many were never sponsors to begin with. The Salahi's used their logos without their permission/knowledge to appear as though they had impressive credible sponsors behind their sham of a polo organization. I know first hand a few of the sponsors had to take legal action to have their logos REMOVED, one local business stated it took MONTHS to do so.

Michaele Salahi has her own website up, as usual Salahi grandiose style, she totes herself as being an "Actor" and "successful model" which is laughable at best. Let's not forget Tareq Salahi who is reportdly obsesssed with reading his own name in print, posing under various screen names posting glowing support all over the web. Warrington Paper wrote an interesting article about how Tareq has created a myriad of sock puppets alias's like David Mortz who is supposedly a big wig in the Polo world, yet no one has ever heard of him, there are no pics of him nor is there any evidence this David person actually exists except online. Another one of the Salahi's lies.

The fact that these two parasites believe they are owed an apology is a testament of their alarming Mental illness..these arent just two kids looking to pull a stunt, these ppl are delusional CON ARTISTS who I firmly believe are Dangerous.

Posted by: Holly1971 | May 19, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Excerpt from the Paper I mentioned above:

This has been Tareq’s habit well before he and his wife were exposed to the world as con-artists. Back during his pretend polo career, Tareq Salahi was notorious for creating many “sock puppet” online identities to post to polo-based websites, trying to promote his B-list polo events, pretending that his small-time events and leagues had some kind of grass-roots support. He even fabricated two human beings entirely: supposed polo bigwigs “David Mortz” and “Roger Stern”, who amazingly no one in the polo world has ever met. They supposedly are commmissioners of leagues, but they exist in online form only and neither have ever been photographed. And surprise, surprise—somehow this mysterious pair are frequent facebook and other website comment-posters, all supporting Salahi’s small time scams.
In one of Salahi’s most ridiculous moments, he even did a phone interview pretending to be this “David Mortz” with a Montgomery County, Maryland monthly newsletter, where he lowered his voice by a half-octave to fool the reporter. The reporter now of course knows that it was Salahi himself.
Hi Tareq! I know you are reading this. Post away if you must, but know that we are onto you!

Posted by: Holly1971 | May 19, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, this is long.

So I wonder when Bravo actually televises this thing if they're going to have to have running disclaimers at the bottom of the screen to identify all the various fibs these two have told. I have to reiterate the obvious stupity of these people. Even if the WH incident didn't occur, they would have gotten totally busted anyway once some of their more outlandish claims aired on their reality TV show. I have a bunch below, any others we can think of?

(1) Recieved invitation to White House State Dinner (I guess we can add CBC dinner too)
(2) Raised $250K for charity in 2008/9? through Journey for the Cure
(3) Former Redskins cheerleader (one of my personal favorites)
(4) Asked by Obama to be Ambassador to Palestine (which of course this brain surgeon didn't realize doesn't exit)
(5) Frequent postings of photos of "celebrity friends" indicating they support their various nefarious activities
(6) Former supermodel (I guess car shows count)
(7) Owner of Oasis Winery (his poor unfortunate parents)
(8) Permit recieved from NPS to hold polo event. Various non-sponsor incidents.
(9) Creation of multiple fictitous characters on Internet to evidence support for their various nefarious activities
(10) Former Miss USA
(11) Former International Grand Prix rider (I can speak to this one as a former competitor - if you are in Grand Prix's you are the elite of the elite in the sport and wouldn't have just switched to polo. You would have your own barn and be training other riders and horses. Also, no time frame was ever given, but assume this is the mid-90's, cost for a horse of this caliber would have been a minimum of $250K, probably more. Not to mention association expenses of at least $100K annually). I'm curious if the guy actually even owns a polo pony or just leases or rides others.
(12) Claimed Queen of England and Prince Charles were coming to the first event. Michele Obama I belive was supposed to attend last year.

I also like how they refer to their house as their "farmhouse" or "county house" like they have multiple houses so need to identify them. So seriously, are they raising chickens and goats there are something?

Posted by: jennifers1 | May 19, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Love it Jennifer - thank you for being so thorough. Add to the list:

13) Falsely advertising local and corporate sponsors from various business's in an attempt to lend credibility to their sham of a Polo event,which resulted in so called sponsors taking legal action to have their logos removed

14)False and grandiose claims of waiving their 5,000 appearance fee from Las Vegas event to the victims of Haiti, to which they announced in front of a packed crowd no less. The money was wired directly to them the following Monday, none of which was ever donated.

Posted by: Holly1971 | May 19, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

My favorite Salahi bit is still them stiffing the bartender at The Hay-Adams for the tab for their after White House contretemps.

Watching the video I was impressed with how stupid and naive the husband seems to be in spite of the pretentious way he throws around a few legal terms. He is a brute and a bore. Interesting that in enumerating the types of events for which the SS did not ask for their vital information, "breakfast", "tour","luncheon" he omits "welcoming reception" knowing full well that to have included that would have been a actionable lie. I sure hope someone or something blows up to preclude any Bravo enterprise, he is dangerously stupid.

Sadly for Michaele and her hope to just "move on with our lives" this is the way these things play out. This is her life. It will only get worse as the media chronicles every step of their descent into infamy and penury until she ends up like some tragic Hollywood has been of the silent era drowning herself in the toilet bowl of some squalid apartment.

Posted by: SoCali | May 19, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

If the Salahis refer to their home as a "farmhouse", then judging by what their financial state may be at the present moment, I suspect they have out back another type of house that normally has a half moon on the front door.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 19, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Shortly after this whole fiasco occurred, I ran across a number of comment postings on an open forum website from a person in London who, based upon information gleaned from a close acquaintance who had worked in the intelligence field, predicted that the Secret Service would not treat the Salahis as a business matter but as a personal affront to them, and thus seek payback by making their lives miserable behind the scenes without the general public knowing about it, including private conversations with the networks & uncovering even more damaging information beyond what the Post has already revealed. To quote, "Regardless of whether (the Salahis) are prosecuted or hung out to dry, they are toast. The powers that be will deal with them on the quiet...make their lives miserable...from (their) tax returns to a parking ticket, they are hamburger. Those 'behind the curtain' boys don't play nice."

This person also said that the Secret Service's attitude would be, "OK, they wanted attention...they got spades...We give them attention plenty long time, mister!"

I don't know whether or not this person's predictions either have been or will be borne out, but I suspect that there's much more truth than poetry to it all.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 19, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Shortly after this whole fiasco occurred, I ran across a number of comment postings on an open forum website from a person in London who, based upon information gleaned from a close acquaintance who had worked in the intelligence field, predicted that the Secret Service would not treat the Salahis as a business matter but as a personal affront to them, and thus seek payback by making their lives miserable behind the scenes without the general public knowing about it, including private conversations with the networks & uncovering even more damaging information beyond what the Post has already revealed. To quote, "Regardless of whether (the Salahis) are prosecuted or hung out to dry, they are toast. The powers that be will deal with them on the quiet...make their lives miserable...from (their) tax returns to a parking ticket, they are hamburger. Those 'behind the curtain' boys don't play nice."

This person also said that the Secret Service's attitude would be, "OK, they wanted attention...they got spades...We give them attention plenty long time, mister!"

I don't know whether or not this person's predictions either have been or will be borne out, but I suspect that there's much more truth than poetry to it all.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 19, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Oops! Sorry for the double post. I don't know what happened there.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | May 19, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Also wanted to add LawPool I absolutely enjoy reading your posts!

Jennifer: Our judicial system along with our President failed us in the case of the Salahi's..I hope the comments you came across are TRUE. These ppl DESERVE every iota of scrutiny. I ask everyone here to Please write to BravoTV along with all and any sponsors threaten to BOYCOTT all things Salahi,without the consumer these companies will have no other choice but to take heed.

I truly hope these investigations will result in prison time and they end up flat broke and destitute, that would be JUSTICE.

Posted by: Holly1971 | May 19, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse


Thank you for your commendation of my posts.

Re your most recent comment, remember the Salahis already are apparently "flat broke and destitute" [for example numerous lawsuits/judgments, repossesion of their "yacht", attempted repossession of their auto, failure to pay Homeowners' Association dues, pending bankruptcy proceedings for Oasis, etc.].

I cringe at the thought they may cash in on their infamy, but, I always try to look for the silver lining in any situation. In that respect, maybe, just maybe, some creditors might actually get paid. [Then they can go to jail or start flippsing burgers!].

Just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | May 20, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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