June 16, 2010, - 2:32 pm

Crime–and Israel-Hatred–Pays for Salahis . . . for Now

By Debbie Schlussel

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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9 Responses

Yup. Compare that to the reaction to Gary Brooks Faulkner. Its nice to know if you crash the White House nothing will happen to you… if you’re Muslim. If you’re going after Bin Laden, you’re crazy. That’s just the kind of double standard we’ve become accustomed to in America.

Which won’t change any time soon.

NormanF on June 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm

blech… but, unfortunately, by covering the story you’re indirectly providing promotional materials for the show, i.e., there is no bad publicity.

Tom on June 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I’d like to have watched the Salahi wannabes try to get into Studio 54 back in the day. fuggedaboudit!

Graty Slapchop on June 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Thank the liberals for this they have made so much fuss that we have dropped our guard. As for her being inspiring I think Israel haters should be put in porison anyone who supports islam should be in prison.

Brian on June 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

Tareq and Michaele Salahi are both criminals and traitors.

JeffE on June 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Can it get any worse? Comrade Obama could win a second term.

It’s all relative, I guess. I think this just proves that anyone could get their own TV show. And, of course, anyone could be President…………

tanstaafl (jw) on June 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

I’m a little fuzzy on the details but didnt she perpetrate an additional fraud on the Washington Redskins football team claiming to have been a cheerleader years back? Problem was they had a reunion and nobody remembered her.

Barry on June 17, 2010 at 9:59 am

I want to know why they were never arrested and charged. I would put large sums of money that if I (a middle class white female) and my husband (a black, middle class male), had done the same, we would still be in jail. It is insane. Everything is upside down!

Musiccgirl on June 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

From one of my fave blogs:

“All of the women on all of the incarnations of the series are bitter social climbers who try to outdo each other with increasing larger tacky mansions, designers clothes, designer faces, and ostentatious parties for their children.”

That about sums up my opinion on the mansion trash these shows glorify.

Robert on June 18, 2010 at 1:40 am

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