Get Political Wire by Email:



February 09, 2014


White House Needs New State Dinner Invitations

"When President Obama invited President François Hollande of France for a state dinner, the White House drew up a list of 300 guests to honor the visiting leader and his partner, Valérie Trierweiler. Engraved invitations, with the presidential seal in gold at the top, were printed and set to be mailed."

"But there was an unexpected development. Mr. Hollande's relationship with Ms. Trierweiler blew up in the midst of revelations of an affair with a French actress he had secretly been visiting by motor scooter. Suddenly, Ms. Trierweiler was no longer France's unofficial first lady and no longer coming to the White House for Tuesday's dinner."

Gawker: "Apparently the White House has also been freaking out over who to seat next to Hollande in Trierweiler's place, whether or not the party should still feature dancing when Hollande has no dance partner, and whether the entertainment would still be appropriate."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.



FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO







PARTNERS










FOLLOW US