Despite their protestations on Today that they really were invited to last week's state dinner, Tareq and Michaele Salahi weren't actually invited, as you probably suspected. A series of emails obtained by the AP indicate that up until 6:30pm last Tuesday evening, the couple was still trying to convince a Pentagon official to work his magic and get them in. But it also doesn't seem like honesty is one of the couple's strong suits. The Washington Post reports today that the Salahi's "signature social event," the Land Rover America's Polo Cup, isn't really sponsored by Land Rover (or any of the other companies the couple listed), and benefits a charity that is pretty much non-existent. But all that will make for fabulous TV, won't it? [AP, WP]
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