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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

White House Security Breach

Third Couple Meet Obama Without Invitation

Twinkie and Frankie Van Twinkerson, Democrat supporters from California, were ushered into an invitation-only veterans breakfast with Barack and Michelle Obama after mistakenly turning up a day early for a tour of the grounds.


Unlike Tareq and Michaele Salahi, a Virginia couple who gatecrashed a White House dinner, and the Dardens' breach of protocol on Veterans' Day, Twinkie, a teacup chihuahua, and Frankie, a strange looking brindle chiweenie (there are all sorts of "interesting" looking and sounding designer dogs) claim it was not intentional on their part.
The pair said they grew increasingly mystified as they were ushered into the awesome depths of the building, but their concerns were brushed aside by officials. "We only wanted to meet Bo, another rescue dog," Twinkie barked out. "We're huge fans of Bo's blog," Frankie later added.
The White House claimed that the Van Twinkersons had been allowed into the breakfast after going through security screening as a "nice gesture" after they arrived on the wrong day for their tour.
However, the furry couple said there was no evidence that officials or the Secret Service had realized they were not on the guest list.
Ms Twinkie, age 4, a retired advice columnist, said she and her brindle  pack-mate were never told about the breakfast. "We prefer dog food, anyhow," Ms Twinkie insisted.
They believed they were simply starting their tour until they were ushered into the East Room, offered a buffet spread and told they would be meeting the president.
"The further we got into the White House, the more surprised we were," she said. "Frankie looked at me, and I looked at her, and I said, 'You know, I don't know if we're in the right place. But we were both too tiny to push our way out of there"'. When they approached a White House aide to suggest they had veered off course they were told to "just go with the flow".
"I felt kind of funny because I was the only teacup chihuahua in the room that wasn't dressed in a formal gown. I was just a plain tourist, wearing my everyday dog collar."
She said security officials had realized they were not on the list but, while their identity was being checked, they were ushered inside and joined 200 guests for a buffet breakfast. "Needless to say, the food wasn't as good as our homemade dog treats, but it was yummy!"
Another official told Ms Twinkie it was an event for vets, and, after learning Ms Twinkie and Ms Frankie had their own dog vet, he suggested they stayed.
A White House spokesman said it is not unusual for staff to take small dogs who are cleared in for tours to other events if there is space, including Marine One arrivals, East Room events and Rose Garden ceremonies.

White House officials have had to explain how a third couple managed to get inside President Barack Obama's residence for an official event without an invitation.

"They were so cute! They also promised we could enter our dogs in the Furry Tails pet photo contest," was one of the officials' responses.

America's most infamous unwanted guests showed up on NBC's Today Show.

We honesty just wanted to meet Bo and go on a dog hike, the couple insisted.

Ultimately, both Frankie and Twinkie were totally forgiven. They were also given the White House Frequent Visitor Badge

The California belles were beaming as they accepted their badge. "We were invited, not crashers. In any case, we will not be pressing any charges. My sissy and I are so glad everything's finally cleared and we can be good furiends with Bo," said Ms. Twinkie.

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16 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Oh My Word!! We thought we saw on the "Breaking News."
Benny & Lily

the booker man said...

miss twinkie!
you and miss frankie were just on CNN! ya'll are totally famous now!!

*woof*
the booker man

pee s -- wow, i thought the white house buffet would be like the bestest foodables on earth. i'm kinda surprised!

JackDaddy said...

As long as they don't go on 'Real Puppies of Orange County', it will be ok :)

Ellie and Mom said...

Lol I love it! So cute

Oskar said...

YOu guys are crazy!

But the good kind of crazy.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Jack Daddy took the words right out of our mouths - we were wondering if it would soon be time for The Real HousePups of LA.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

hehe...got to go check out doggy CNN :)

Asta said...

Oh Miss Twinkie
this is soo exciting..I think they must have wealized that the Van Twinkleson's awe not publicity seeking low lives like the Sowahis,plus who wouldn't want the two of you to gwace theiw event and a dd a bit of class
wish i would have known you wewe going so i could have sent some smoochies to Bo

love
Asta

Yoda_the_Dog said...

I'm thinking a reception for VETS would be the LAST place any dog would show up to. What's that mom? Oh, THAT kind of VET. Nevermind.

Mr. Pip said...

Miss Twinkie, I am most impressed!! Being from Chicago, I have tried to meet Bo many times, but no luck!! Actually, I think the secret service have it in for me - cause of that whole peeing on their shoe business.

Your pal, Pip

Niamh said...

What a shocking incident! Glad it worked out ok.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Lola said...

Whew! It's a good thing you weren't on the terrier watch list. You could have ended up in the federal pound! It's all very exciting, though. What was Bo really like? Did you give him any advice or anything?

lotsa licks, Lola

Lorenza said...

O...M....D...!
I thought I had seen everything!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bo knows good ones!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cupcake said...

Mommy laughed so hard reading this. What a great post.

Love, Cupcake

Tessa the Maltese said...

Was that YOU! Oh my! Now you really are FAMOUS!!!


woo woos, Tessa

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