According to the Associated Press, at least one guest was turned away at the White House state dinner last night because she couldn't produce the proper identification:
The White House promised tighter security for Wednesday’s state dinner — and it delivered.
Among the hundreds who lined up to get in, at least one woman was turned away for lack of proper ID.
This dovetails nicely with the story out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, where Central High won a contest to host President Obama at its commencement. Every student - every student - is being asked about his "citizen status" if he wants to attend the graduation ceremony and shake hands with the president.
The Secret Service, of course, is defending the demand for citizenship information on the grounds that they need it to do proper "background checks" and it's all necessary for "security," don't you know.
Meanwhile, the president continues to bash Arizona for seeking to protect its own citizens from drug trafficking, home invasions, human smuggling and the staggering education, welfare, medical and law enforcement costs of dealing with illegal aliens. The president, in a thoroughly tawdry display, allowed Mexican president Felipe Calderon to bash Arizona at White House functions yesterday without a peep of protest. The picture of a United States president eagerly granting a platform to a foreign leader to bash one of his own states at an official events is disturbing and telling.
Bottom line: President Obama's position is this: I get to be protected from illegal aliens but you don't. Tough darts, Arizona.