It’s just a theory so far. But I’m surprised we haven’t heard this mentioned before. Gawker notes that crasher couple Michaele and Tareq Salahi have fairly substantial connections to the Indian Embassy in Washington. That doesn’t prove anything. And what it suggests would probably be much less worrisome than the story we’re hearing now. But it’s hard for me to imagine that their being good friends (apparently) with the DCM at the Indian Embassy (the number two at an Embassy who is usually a professional diplomat) didn’t have something to do with their ease getting in.
In our conversation in the office about this incident this morning, one thing I mentioned was that what seemed strange to me wasn’t just that they got in but that they were apparently so confident about their ability to get in.
We’re looking into this now. Here’s our first report on the crasher story.
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