Long time readers of Slabbed know there was no way that we would pass on the story of Desiree Rogers being shown the door by Team Obama yesterday. We were early innovators on Ms Rogers with Nowdy’s post from November 2008 originally titled “Guess our invitation won’t be in the mail” where she profiled Ms Rogers’ ties to Allstate which became fodder for friendly banter on the Yahoo Allstate Finance board, most of it not complimentary toward her.
More recently Ms Rogers became famous for not doing her job at the state dinner when Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the party by bullshitting their way in and then for several other mixups since. Naturally one would expect the hometown newspaper would tell the kindest version of the story but I’ll add based on what our friends from Ms Rogers last employer tell us she is far from a pillar of any business community let alone the high-powered one in Chicago. The reality is she is intelligent and highly attractive but more important connected, first via her father and then her ex-husband. As Nowdy observed after party-gate she was seemingly ignorant of her place in the White House pecking order. We let Ms Rogers hometown paper tell the story:
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers announced today that she will be stepping down from her job.
Rogers, a former New Orleans Zulu queen and daughter of the late city councilman Roy Glapion Jr., received criticism after the infamous party-crashers attended November’s state dinner honoring the prime minister of India.
Rogers later acknowledged not having staff from her office at security checkpoints to help identify guests. Lawmakers demanded that she testify to Congress about her handling of the event. The White House would not allow it.
Our readers can find more at the Times Picayune.