I'm not sure what the whole story will wind up to be regarding the party-crashing Michaele (she) and Tareq (he) Salahi—I liked TPM's insinuations about their close connections with the Indian Embassy, but the Embassy has denied it. Here's a good wrap-up on who the heck they are, aren't, might be.
Lots of opinions floating around on this story, mainly because people are simple-minded and so only like to focus on political stories they can get their heads around. Health care is fraught with nuance, so it's usually boiled down to "I hate Socialism!" vs. "Everyone should be covered!" (Sidebar: Pass health care or go down in flames, Democrats.) But glitzy reality-show hopefuls crashing the White House? That's easy.
Or is it? Some say they should face charges. I would argue the real fault lies with the Secret Service (they agree with me)...and it makes me wonder if they're taking their cues from Dallas 1963 in their fierce determination to be sure this president is safe (they wouldn't agree with me on that). Still, if they misrepresented themselves to the Secret Service in order to gain entry, lock 'em up.
But I wonder just how scary it is that they were able to meet him. I would imagine many, many people get close to him at various appearances he makes...? Are they all really vetted, like, really-really? Veering back to the scary side is the observation that pretty much everyone in the line of succession to the presidency was in the room when these two crashed. Had they wasted the entire scene, 91-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd would be our new president. He's old enough to be too-old-to-win McCain's father!