Monday, January 09, 2012

Malkin: Should the Secret Service be at all concerned that those Hollywood stars never showed up in the White House visitor logs?

You've probably heard by now that President and Mrs. Obama threw a crazily over-the-top, Hollywood-style Halloween Party in 2009, during the depths of the ongoing national recession. Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton transformed the White House into a reproduction of the movie set; and stars Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska appeared in costume.

Of course, a compliant and docile legacy media reported none of this for fear of a political backlash.

But America's best independent investigative reporter, Michelle Malkin, noticed something interesting: none of the big Hollywood stars appeared in the White House visitor logs. The logs, of course, are all part of the administration's "commitment to government transparency."

Well, I’ve just finished scouring the White House visitor logs.

Regular readers know I seem to be one of the few in the media who actually does such a thing.

Regular readers also know that I’ve pointed out time and again that the logs are incomplete, misleading, obtuse, and designed to make it as difficult as possible to figure out who has visited and when.

So, it is no surprise that neither director Tim Burton nor actor Johnny Depp — hosts of the big 2009 Hollywood Halloween bash at the White House — show up in the visitor logs.

Perhaps the spokes-idiot Jay Carney will blame the Cheshire Cat; you know, that it used its cloak of invisibility to render Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska invisible to the Secret Service.

So much for even the last shred of credibility the White House had regarding "transparency".

The accuracy of the White House Visitor Logs appear to be roughly equivalent to that of the rest of President Obama's promises. Which is to say, every one of this administration's pledges are backed by the full faith and credit of a Greek 20-year note.

Pictures: Big Journalism.

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