Gatecrashers

Accidental Salahis Come Forward

After Tareq and Michaele Salahi's State Dinner gatecrash drew attention to deficits in White House security, a pair of tourists from Georgia has come forward explaining that they, too, crashed an Obama event—by accident. Over Veterans Day weekend, Harvey and Paula Darden mistakenly arrived at the White House a day early for a scheduled tour. There were no tours that day, so White House and Secret Security officials confirm that, after a routine security check, they were allowed to attend an East Room breakfast event at which the president was the guest of honor. "My wife looked at me and I looked at her, and I said, 'You know, I don't know if we're in the right place.'" Mr. Darden says he was told to "just go with the flow," despite being the only man in the room without a coat and tie. He adds that, though he posed for a photo with the president, he has yet to receive a copy.