Friday, December 4, 2009

“Diva” is a Big Important Job

Boy, what do we have to do to get Desiree off the front page? It’s not like she isn’t the little media hound, but apparently she doesn’t subscribe to the “any publicity is good publicity” principal.  FOX  (we hate them) is still yelping that the gate-crashers were her fault.

We had to claim executive privilege to keep her away from the snarling R-words up on Capitol Hill. Then they claimed she’s a social secretary and has nothing to do with national security and therefore is not eligible for the executive privilege card. So which is it guys? Is gate-crashing a national security issue or not? Sheeze, politicians.

Desiree-Roger_271318sAs Robin Givhan, the fashion critic of The Washington Post, tartly wrote after Crashergate broke, Ms Rogers "arrived in Washington this year to great fanfare, no small amount of it of her own making".

Besides, if you think that just because she’s our social secretary that she’s not really, really important, well, just take a look at what Gibbsy said yesterday:

"The president, the first lady and the entire White House staff are grateful for the job that she does and thinks she has done a terrific and wonderful job pulling off a lot of big and important jobs here at the White House," 

Hear that? “big and important jobs” so case closed. Just because she put herself on the guest list, rather than the “working” list for the first official State Dinner of the O’s administration does not mean she wasn’t working the room. And today, in explaining why she will not be made available for Congressional testimony, Gibbsy further explained:

"There's, I think, a pretty long history of ensuring that White House staff can provide advice to the president and do so confidentially,"

I guess that he’s referring to her advice not to station anyone (certainly not herself) at the gate with the Secret Service for the State Dinner, thereby allowing rude intruders in who could have meant to do great bodily harm to someone in attendance.

So let’s face it, she’s a FOBO and FOMO and she’s not going anywhere.

desiree mo So put that down as another job saved. And it’s a really important job (which means lots of $$$), so it offsets the 3 Secret Service guys who had to take the fall for the security breach.



I know you’ve all been clamoring for a rear view of the, ah, unique gown that the diva  selected for the state dinner.


But unfortunately, it didn’t look that good and Desi made me scrub all of the images from my hard drive.

But I do have a shot of the original as conceived as a runway creation, front and back:

Rather disturbing that someone exhibiting this kind of judgment is responsible for a “lot of big and important jobs” around here, isn’t it?