HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Thanks for Nothing, Gate-Crashers

Posted December 8, 2009 at 10:49am

Never mind the canapés, or even the company. The takeaway from last night’s White House holiday party for Members of Congress: tight security. [IMGCAP(1)]HOH hears a few guests (even those of the VIP variety) had to undergo tougher scrutiny and longer waits than usual at the security checkpoint heading into the event. In fact, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tweeted about the heavy-duty identity checks. “WH Christmas party last night,— he posted this morning. “An honor to attend. And wow did the S Ser go overboard checking IDs.—According to Obama Foodorama, a blog that tracks all things White House cuisine, the bash was the fifth of 17 parties that 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. will host this season.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.