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Posted at 4:11 PM ET, 02/ 7/2011

In other news: Valerie Jarrett's mistaken identity moment; Michael Moore sues Weinsteins

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Valerie Jarrett (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Whoops! Top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett mistook a four-star general for a waiter and ordered a glass of wine from him at the annual Alfalfa Club dinner last week. CNN on Sunday ID'd the officer as Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli after a Daily Caller story described the incident without naming him; the general told CNN no hard feelings, it coulda happened to anyone: "She was sitting, I was standing and walking behind her and all she saw were the two stripes on my pants which were almost identical to the waiter's pants." Oh, and he did bring her that glass of wine.

  • Michael Moore filed suit Monday against movie moguls Harvey and Robert Weinstein, distributors of his "Fahrenheit 9/11," in L.A. Monday, claiming he was defrauded of $2.7 million in profits from his anti-Bush critique, the biggest grossing documentary in history. A lawyer for the Weinsteins told the New York Times the director was paid everything he's owed.

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    Comments

    In keeping with the WaPo’s editorial standard of being last to report anything unfavorable to the Obama Administration, this happened at the Alfalfa Dinner on 29 January and most reliable news sources reported it the following day. Why is the Post just now getting around to mentioning it?

    Understand the White House had a fun Super Bowl party this Sunday and among the guests was celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. They mingled with a typical assortment of Cabinet members (Eric Holder, Ron Kirk, Janet Napolitano, Ray LaHood) and lawmakers and even heard Valerie Jarrett was kind enough to invite Army Vice Chief of Staff GEN Peter Chiarelli to attend in formal uniform -- provided he served the drinks.

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a Senior White House official couldn’t pick out the senior military officer in a line up of hotel doormen? With the departure of National Security Advisor General James Jones several months ago, NO ONE in the West Wing has ever donned a uniform in defense of this nation which makes Obama's truly a "Vet-less Administration."

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    Posted by: A-COL | February 8, 2011 11:39 PM | Report abuse

    Now I know why people always say men in tuxedos look like waiters :). Sounds like he has a great sense of humor.

    Posted by: rlj611 | February 9, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

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