It turns out that the couple who crashed the White House state dinner, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, did meet with President Obama. The White House released the following photo on its Flickr account.
No one knows how the couple made it past security without and invite, but the AP report provides the best clue,
Bravo Media has confirmed that Michaele Salahi is being considered as a participant in the upcoming “The Real Housewives of D.C.” program and on the day of the dinner was being filmed around Washington by Half Yard Productions, the producer of the program.
“Half Yard Productions was told by Michaele and Tareq Salahi that they had been invited to the State Dinner. We took them at their word and filmed their preparations for the event. Half Yard Productions had no part in planning their presence at the event,” said Abby Greensfelder of Half Yard Productions.
I’m guessing they showed up at the entrance with a film crew following them, and something to the effect of “why would we be here with a film crew if we weren’t invited” was said, and they were let in…
Update: Apparently I missed this Washington Post article that pretty much confirms my theory….