First lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday bash on Saturday was reportedly everything you’d expect from a glamorous White House party: Glitzy and stocked with powerful celebrities and government officials.
It was also a highly secretive affair.
“So great was the secrecy surrounding the party,” the Chicago Tribune reported, “that guests were handed an invitation — on their way out.”
The White House apparently didn’t want photos of the “lavish” party leaking onto the Internet. So a strict “no cellphone” rule was enforced on the nearly 500 people in attendance.
Guests were not only told to leave their cellphones at home, but the ones who ignored this rule were made to surrender their phones at door, according to the Tribune.
“Signs at the party told guests: No cellphones, no social media,” People magazine reported, citing anonymous sources. “Guests had been greeted by a ‘cellphone check’ table where they deposited their camera phones on arrival and it was understood that this was not an occasion for tweeting party photos or Facebooking details.”
It appears the White House’s strategy was successful. Indeed, aside from a few tweets and Facebook posts about “having a good time” at the White House, there has been virtually no photographic evidence of Saturday’s party.
So why all the secrecy?
They certainly would not want the public to see more money being wasted on themselves. Just adds fuel to fire. They really need to go!
Yea....put our private information out there....obamacrap, phone taps, ... and keep a stupid birthday party secret...they didn't want us to see the Nazi symbols hung around our white house.