On December 2nd White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers would not appear at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing about the state dinner party crashers, citing separation of powers. At first I thought, “huh, what’s the big deal.” But I kept seeing Peter King (R-NY), ranking Republican member on the committee, on TV demanding her subpoena along with the reality show wanna-be’s Tareq and Michaele Salahi.
Given that we are fighting a global war on terrorism including the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, I wondered about Rep. King’s insistence on taking center stage on an incident that has little to do with his committee. They have much, much higher priorities these days. The hearings would be nothing more than a media event and would accomplish absolutely nothing and be a huge distraction, which is probably why the White House said that Ms. Rogers would be a no-show.
Then it dawned on me. Peter King wants his own reality show.