June 16, 2010, - 2:32 pm
Apparently, knowingly sneaking into the White House, lying about an invitation you never got, and sitting on the board of an anti-Israel organization which won’t denounce or condemn HAMAS, pays. For now.
White House Crashers: Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns
Design By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the White House party crashers? Well, they’ve been rewarded for their fraud. Michaele Salahi is now an official cast member of the “Real Housewives of D.C.” on Bravo Network.
“She has a big personality, lives large and is politically connected,” Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development, told The News. “Her lifestyle is exciting and, some would say, aspirational … all of those [reasons] are what made her a good candidate.” . . .
Cohen said the network has “cooperated fully” with investigators but that Bravo is happy to move forward with the series, with Salahi in it, because “the show is great.”
“Aspirational”??? Who aspires to bimbohood? Sadly, way too many Americans, which is why “The Hills,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” shows are all big TV hits.
Yup, crime pays in America. And so does Tareq Salahi’s board membership in the anti-Israel American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), which won’t condemn any Islamic terrorist group in the Middle East, other than the typical lip service on Al-Qaeda. The group considers all of Israel to be “Palestine.”
But what’s interesting is that the federal investigation into the Salahis is ongoing and a grand jury is hearing the evidence, as I noted earlier in the year. Mrs. Salahi’s hairstylist and make-up artist both already testified that she lied to them about a claimed invitation to the State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister.
So sad that we won’t get to see a far more exciting show, “The Real Housewife of DC Gets Indicted.” I predict that, ultimately, the Salahis will get a slap on the wrist. Like I said, crime pays . . . at least, for now.
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