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Salahis: We're Not Party Crashers

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Dec 1, 2009 5:20PM

The world's current most-famous-not-famous couple - Tareq and Michaele Salahi - appeared on this morning's Today Show and insisted they weren't party crashers. The Salahis weren't paid for their morning appearance according to host Matt Lauer. Saying their lives had been "destroyed," the couple insisted they weren't party crashers. When Lauer pressed the couple on who specifically invited them and a claim by a White House liaison that they were told she couldn't extend them an invite, the couple seemed to insist they were invited but side-stepped a direct answer by saying they were simply working with the Secret Service. Tareq also insisted this was all started by a gossip column and said, "I'm certain we'll be exonerated." In a separate interview with the Today Show, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs - after discussing something about some war happening in Afghanistan - dismissed the couple's claim, saying, "You don’t show up at the White House as a misunderstanding."