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White House Mexico State Dinner guest list released

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The White House just released the expected guest list for Wednesday's state dinner. (Star-watchers, keep an eye out for George Lopez, Eva Longoria-Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, New York Jets Mark Sanchez and D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and Olympic gold medal winner Shani Davis. Also, Gayle King, a returning guest from the last state dinner, this time on the arm of Newark Mayor Cory Booker.)

The President & First Lady Michelle Obama

His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico and Mrs. Margarita Zavala

Mr. Michael Adler, Miami Beach, FL
Mrs. Judy Adler

Mr. Javier Alatorre, Mexico

Mr. Will Allen, Growing Power, Oak Creek, WI
Ms. Cynthia Allen

Ms. Adrienne Arsht, Washington, DC

The Honorable David Axelrod, Senior Advisor, TheWhite House
Mrs. Susan Axelrod

The Honorable Xavier Becerra, House of Representatives
Dr. Carolina Reyes

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
Dr. Jill Biden

Mr. Dennis Blair, Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Mrs. Diane Blair

The Honorable Antony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President

The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, Newark, NJ
Ms. Gayle King, New York, NY

The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council
Mrs. Katherine Brennan

Mr. Lindsey Buss, President and CEO, Martha's Table, Washington, DC
Mrs. Betina Franceschini

Mr. Charles Cawley, Camden, ME
Mrs. Julie Cawley

Mr. Kenneth Chenault, Amex, New York, NY
Mrs. Kathryn Chenault

The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy, Washington, DC
Mrs. Jean Chu

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

Secretary Ernesto Cordero, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit

Mr. Shani Davis, Chicago, IL
Mr. Jae Su Chun

Mr. José Díaz-Balart, Telemundo, Hialeah, FL
Mrs. Brenda Díaz-Balart

The Honorable Chris Dodd, United States Senate
Mrs. Jackie Clegg Dodd

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC
Ms. Cathy Russell, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

Ms. María Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Henry Tamarin, Chicago, IL

Mr. Don Edwards, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Anne Edwards

Mr. Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra, Mexico

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President
Ms. Amy Rule

Mr. John B Emerson, Beverly Hills, CA
Ms. Kimberly K Marteau

Ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Ms. Giselle Fernandez, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Karen Gordon

Mr. Jorge Fernández Menéndez, Mexico

Ms. Patricia Flores, Head of the Office of the President, Mexico

Mr. David Friedman, Longmont, CO
Ms. Shawna Friedman

The Honorable Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC
Ms. Nancy Goodman

The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC
Mrs. Becky Gates

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, DC
Mrs. Carole Geithner

Mr. Leo Gerard, President, United Steel Workers, Washington, DC
Mr. Gerald Fernandez

Ms. Whoopi Goldberg, Whoop Productions, New York, NY
Mr. Thomas Leonardis

Ms. Maria Gomez, Mary's Center, Washington, DC
Mr. Michael Rexrode

Secretary Fernando Gómez Mont, Mexican Interior Secretary

Mr. James Gorman, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Mrs. Penny Gorman

Mr. Joe Hansen, President, United Food and Commercial Workers Int'l, Washington, DC
Ms. Bonnie Lou Ladin

Ms. Jane Hartley, CEO, Observatory Group, New York, NY
Mr. Ralph Schlosstein, New York, NY

The Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Dr. Sharon Malone, MD

The Honorable Steny Hoyer, United States Representative
Ms. Kathleen May

Ms. Dolores C Huerta, Delores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Mr. James L Jones
Mrs. Diane Jones, McLean, VA

The Honorable Tim Kaine, Richmond, VA
Ms. Anne Holton

Justice Anthony Kennedy, Washington, DC
Mrs. Mary Kennedy

The Honorable Pat Kennedy, Under Secretary, Management, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Ms. Elizabeth Swope

The Honorable R. Gil Kerlikowske, Washington, DC
Ms. Anna Laszlo

The Honorable Ron Kirk, USTR, Washington, DC
Ms. Elizabeth A Kirk

The Honorable Raymond LaHood, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Mrs. Kathy LaHood

Mr. David C Lizárraga, Los Angeles, CA
Mrs. Yvonne Lizárraga

Ms. Eva Longoria-Parker, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. David Figueroa, Pasadena, CA

Mr. George Lopez, Los Angeles, CA
Mrs. Ann M Lopez, Toluca Lake, CA

Mr. Joaquín López Dóriga, Mexico

Ms. Monica Lozano, Publisher, La Opinion, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. David Ayon

The Honorable Capricia Marshall, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

The Honorable Iris Martinez, Hispanic Caucus Chair, Chicago, IL

Mr. Tony Martinez, Brownsville, TX
Mrs. Carla Martinez

Mr. Thomas F. McLarty, President, McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

Mr. Eliseo Medina, Oxnard, CA
Ms. Liza Medina

The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senate
Ms. Gwendolyn Beck

The Honorable Jim Messina, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Ms. Ana Elizabeth Himelic

Dr. Mario Molina, Department of Chemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Ms. Guadalupe Limón

Mr. Brian Moynihan, Bank of America, Boston, MA
Ms. Susan Berry

Admiral Michael G Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Arlington, VA
Mrs. Deborah Mullen

The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Senator Carlos Navarrete, President of the Senate, Mexico

Mr. Kevin O'Reilly, Director for North America, National Security Staff, NSC

The Honorable Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management & Budget
Ms. Bianna Golodryga

Mrs. Valerie Owens, Kennett Square, PA
Mr. Jack Owens

Congresswoman Beatriz Paredes, President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico

The Honorable Carlos Pascual, Ambassador to Mexico
Ms. Gabriela Rojas Jimenez

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative and Speaker of the House
Mr. Paul Pelosi

The Honorable Federico Peña, Denver, CO
Ms. Neila J Peña

The Honorable John Pérez, Speaker of the House, State of California, Sacramento, CA
Mr. Jason Seifer

Mr. Victor Pérez, Hoy, Chicago, IL
Miss Agape Pappas

Congressman Francisco Ramírez Acuña, President of the House of Representatives, Mexico

Mr. Jorge Ramos, Univision, Miami, FL

The Honorable Harry Reid, United States Senate
Mrs. Landra Reid

Mr. Dan Restrepo, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, DC

The Honorable Silvestre Reyes, United States Representative
Mrs. Carolina Reyes

The Honorable Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, New York, NY
Mr. Ian Cameron, New York, NY

The Honorable Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Ms. Vesta Richardson

Mrs. Marian Robinson

Mr. Reynaldo Robledo, CEO Robledo Vineyards Managment, LLC,, Mexico

Mr. Luis Rubio, Mexico

Mr. Jesse Ruiz, Dinker Biddle and Reath LLP, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Michele Ilene Ruiz

Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Secretary of Economy

The Honorable Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Mrs. María Elena Salinas, Univision, Miami, FL
Mr. Manuel Machado

Mr. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Florham Park, NJ
D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Mr. Arturo Sarukahn, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC
Mrs. Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan

Mr. Scott Schenkelberg, Executive Director, Miriam's Kitchen, Washington, DC
Mrs. Susan Gillespie

The Honorable Susan Sher, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

Mr. Carlos Slim, América Móvil, Inbursa, Grupo Carso, Mexico

The Honorable Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Mr. Sam Sayyad, El Monte, CA

Mr. Andy Spahn, Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer L Perry

The Honorable Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, Washington, DC
Ms. Sherburne B. Abbott
Mr. Tom Strickland, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Dr.) Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council
Ruth Summers

The Honorable Mona Sutphen, Deputy Chief of Staff, The White House
Mr. Clyde Williams

Ms. Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexico

Mr. Dennis Toner, Wilmington, DE
Mrs. Ann Toner

Mr. Robert I Unanue, President, Goya Foods, Secaucus, NJ
Ms. Elizabeth Unanue

Mr. Guillermo Valdés, Director General of the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), Mexico

The Honorable Arturo A. Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Ms. Kathryne Mudge

Mr. Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Los Angeles, CA
Mrs. María Vargas

The Honorable Nydia Velázquez, United States Representative
Mr. Dennis Rivera

The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Prisila Rodriguez

Mrs. Alexa Wesner, Austin, TX
Mr. Blaine Wesner, Reston, VA

Mr. Frank White, Jr., Washington, DC
Ms. Sylvia Denise Davis

Mr. Wellington Wilson, Olympia Fields, IL
Mrs. Kaye Wilson

Mr. Robert Wolf, Purchase, NY
Mrs. Carol Wolf

Mr. Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO CEMEX, Mexico

Mr. John Zidich, Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
Mrs. Pamela Zidich

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
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As a rule, spouses attend official functions with cabinet secretaries. Apprently, Mr. Obama is making it clear Mrs. Clinton, not the former president, holds high office in his administration. Bill is currently chopped liver. A few other spouses will be no-shows. Maybe Mrs. Bill Richardson doesn't like the spotlight.

Posted by: zlegro | May 19, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I would love to be seated on a stool in a corner of the White House kitchen! Ever so often, somebody hands me another goody*** to go with the excellent cup of coffee they already brought me!!! Cheers!

***A small amount of something good to eat; Any small, usually free, item; shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific; used to indicate pleasure or delight

Posted by: MissMay | May 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

What stylebook lists married women as Mrs. Herfirstname Theirlast name: is that the WH notion?

-- I would have thought the traditional would be Mrs. His Names, and/or the modern Ms. Her Names...

Posted by: esthermiriam | May 19, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Mark Sanchez - invited to the White House for a state dinner in his rookie year. FIGHT ON!!!!!

Posted by: annieb346 | May 20, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

I don't know who all these folks are, but I hope they occasionally invite some of the regular people who serve as cogs in the machinery of government, instead of strictly the light bulb set.

Posted by: Nymous | May 20, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

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